Suspect in early morning Hillyard shooting arrested

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting at McDonald’s in Hillyard Monday morning.

They have arrested 27-year-old Christian J. Robinson on a charge of second-degree murder. According to the Spokane County Jail inmate roster, Robinson has also been denied bail.

Spokane Police received a call from a female at about 1:15 a.m. who was reporting her friend had just been shot. In the moments after initially receiving the call, the woman told police the shooter was still at the scene of a McDonald’s parking lot in the 3400 block of N Market Street.

Within minutes, patrol units arrived and found a male with a gunshot wound in a car in the parking lot of the restaurant, as well as multiple people still at the location. Medics arrived and began to treat the wounded man. The man died from those injuries a short time later while he was still at the scene.

Patrol units secured the crime scene and detained numerous people they believed to be involved, including a male who had left the area but was located a short distance away. Police are processing the crime scene and speaking with people involved in the incident.

McDonald’s is closed and will remain so until the investigation at the scene is complete.


This is a developing story. The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is responding and the investigation is ongoing.