Standoff takes place near East South Riverton Avenue and North Lee Street

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police Department officers were called to the 2200 block of E South Riverton Ave at 3:40 on Sunday afternoon. According to SPD, the caller reported seeing a female pointing a gun at a male and as officers responded, the caller reported hearing shots fired.

Once SPD arrived on the scene, witnesses helped officers identify the female, in an apartment.

Officers from the Hostage Negotiation Team, SWAT Team, Drone Unit, and TAC Team responded. The suspect peacefully surrendered about 1 hour after officers were called out. Officers searched the area and didn’t find any victims.

The suspect, Sydney Baker, 23, was booked into Spokane Regional Jail for 2 counts of felony harassment on threats to kill. Baker has a criminal history with two gross misdemeanor convictions for property crimes.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, or 911 in an emergency.

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