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Police identify felon accused of shooting at officers on lower South Hill

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police identified the suspect in a late night shooting on the lower South Hill as 28-year-old Jordan G. Brown. 

According to Corporal Ron Van Tassel of the Spokane Police Department, a felony warrant was out for Brown's arrest. Officers in an unmarked car attempted to stop him, but there was a collision between their car and his. 

Police said Brown shot numerous rounds from inside his car at the police, then sped away. The police car was disabled from the collision, so officers were unable to follow the suspect. 

Van Tassel said the police car was struck by three bullets; one in the front driver side tire, one in the driver side door and one next to the rear tire. No officers were injured. 

 

Police initially searched a wide area from 7th to 14th Avenue between Maple and Monroe Street, shutting down those areas to traffic during the search. SWAT team members, a K9 unit and Air 2 all responded to the scene. Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies and Spokane Valley Police assisted, as well. 

Officers received information that Brown was at a different location on the east side of the South Hill. They located him in a vehicle near 5th and Thor. Officers executed a traffic stop and safely took Brown into custody. 

Brown was booked into the Spokane County Jail for his warrant and a new charge of first degree assault on an officer. SPD said more charges may be pending in the future. Brown was previously convicted of two counts of second-degree theft and five misdemeanors, including trespassing, prescription drug possession and malicious mischief. He also has drug convictions out of Idaho. 

Brown's car was seized pending a search warrant for evidence, including the firearm used in the incident. 

All roads are back open. 

 



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