Witnesses help police nab shooting suspect

UPDATE: Witnesses help police nab shooting suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - A dangerous criminal is off the streets thanks to the help of two witnesses.

"There is a lot of intense activity in this neighborhood," said a woman who lives in West Central Spokane and would like to remain anonymous since she doesn't feel safe in her own neighborhood.

"Living here now it's like you can only think about the people walking by. Like are you safe or not safe? it is like you would still see a zombie apocalypse. This street is like the through way for uses, dealers and you see the wildest things," she said.

Spokane Police say on August 25th, they found a man with a serious gunshot wound to his leg at the 1500 block of West Sharp Avenue, but never found the gunman.

Now, a month and a half later, Spokane Police say with the help of community members, they were able to arrest that suspected shooter, 26-year-old Danny Williams.

They were called the Walmart at the 9200 block of North Colton just after noon Saturday on reports of two suspicious people outside the store.

When police got there, one of the men tried to run away, but two witnesses helped the officer apprehend the man who tried to give a fake name.

Police identified him as Williams.

He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Assault, Drive by Shooting and Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges. The other man, who has not yet been identified by police, was arrested on an unrelated felony warrant.
On Monday, a judge set Williams' bond at $100,000.

"It's one less person off the streets and it does make the neighborhood a little safer," said the anonymous woman.

Police say they couldn't have done it without the help of the community and residents in the West Central neighborhood are relieved someone spoke up.

"You can't just be a bystander and say nothing. I mean criminal activity is criminal activity," the woman said.