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East Spokane standoff linked with earlier drive-by shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - Several blocks around the intersection of Crestline and Bridgeport were closed during a several hour-long standoff between the suspects in an earlier drive-by shooting and Spokane Police.

Police saId they tracked an SUV they believed to have been involved in a shooting on Napa and Mission to a home on Bridgeport, and went to question suspects inside.

When the suspects didn't cooperate police called in all units because of the earlier shooting. SWAT teams were also on scene.

Corporal Teresa Fuller said the priority during the standoff was safety.

"We want the community to be as safe as possible, we want out officers to be as safe as possible and ultimately we want to take any suspects into custody without injury as well," she said. "I mean that is the bottom line for us, to make sure that everyone gets out unscathed."

No suspects were taken into custody on Thursday night and police cleared the area just after 10:00 p.m.

They did take the SUV in question into custody for evidence.
 


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