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Man on the run after tying up, assaulting, and shooting a woman

SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is now offering a reward for anyone who provides information to Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives that leads to the arrest of Johnson.

If you have information, call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com.


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of tying up a woman, assaulting her, and then shooting her.

Monday night, around 11:55, a Spokane Valley Deputy saw a suspicious vehicle in an alleyway between a shop and a residence near the 14600 block of E. Broadway. The deputy saw a pump action shotgun on the passenger front seat of the abandoned vehicle, and what looked like blood and a cellphone on the ground by the driver's door.

The phone opened to a video of a woman who appeared to be tied up against her will and assaulted.

Deputies believed the woman was in need of help and began searching the area, notifying local hospitals and calling Major Crimes Detectives.

They found out that a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and shot, had arrived at a local hospital. Her injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

Detectives have identified the suspect as the victim's boyfriend, Daniel L. Johnson. Johnson is currently wanted for Assault 1st Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment, but additional charges are expected.

Johnson is a white male, around 6 feet 2 inches, medium build, with short red hair and blue eyes.

He has a history of being armed and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you know anything about the incident or Johnson's location, you are asked to call 911.