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Two convicted felons facing charges for hate crime

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two convicted felons for multiple felony assault counts and malicious harassment stemming from a shooting on Sunday.

Police responded to a shooting around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 2400 block of N. Wiscomb Ave. Witnesses said eight or nine shots had been fired, and that a vehicle had sped away.

Suspects called the African American man racial slurs, punched him in the face, and threatened him with a gun, then shot at his home.

Detectives later identified the suspects as 32-year-old Jason E. Cooper, who is a 12 time convicted felon, and 36-year-old Donald L. Prichard, who is a 16 time convicted felon.

Cooper made various statements, as well as had body markings supporting white supremacy. Cooper was later arrested in downtown Spokane, and Prichard was arrested at his home.

A 9 mm pistol, .38 caliber pistol, and .45 caliber pistol were all found in connection with the shooting.

Cooper was booked into the Spokane County Jail for five counts of Assault 1st Degree, one count of Malicious Harassment, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Prichard was booked into the Spokane County Jail for five counts of Assault 1st Degree, one count of Malicious Harassment, and three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

 


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