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Man accused of road rage shooting in Spokane found hiding in Oregon

SPOKANE, Wash. - A 27-year-old man who was wanted for a drive-by shooting in Spokane has been arrested hundreds of miles away in northwestern Oregon. 

Spokane police said Timothy Krenke fired a gun during a road rage incident on August 20.

Krenke and another driver crashed into each other at Ash St. & Chelan Ave., just north of downtown Spokane. According to police, Krenke pulled out a gun and shot at the other car before driving off. No one was hit by the bullet. 

The Spokane Police Department worked with the United States Marshals Service to locate Krenke in Saint Helens, Oregon. Authorities said he was hiding there to avoid being arrested. 

The Oregon State Police SWAT team helped take Krenke into custody Wednesday afternoon. He will now be extradited to Spokane. 

According to Spokane Police, Krenke was already a convicted felon and should not have had a gun. 

He has a previous felony conviction for stealing a car, and several misdemeanor arrests across four states. Those include a felon possessing weapon charge in Oregon, a drug possession charge in Wyoming, and charges in Montana for domestic violence assault, assault and carrying concealed weapon.



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