Two men arrested in connection with Spokane Police Officer shooting just recently got out of prison

SPOKANE, Wash. — The two men arrested Sunday night in connection with the shooting of  Spokane Police Officer Kris Honaker have recent felony convictions; one of them just got out of prison.

Court records identify Ray Wynecoop and Isaac Ott as the men arrested Sunday night.

They’re booked on charges that include murder, assault with a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The officer they’re accused of shooting was alert and talking Sunday evening and has since been released from the hospital.

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Sometimes, the jail roster and court records initially list a charge as murder when it’s actually attempted murder.

Spokane Police were investigating a drive-by shooting and multiple other crime scenes when the suspects opened fire, hitting the officer.

Mayor Nadine Woodward said “we were within inches” of losing the officer.

The Washington Department of Corrections says Wynecoop recently served an 18-month sentence in prison for burglary. He was released from prison on March 23rd.

DOC says Ott served 51 months for robbery and was in a work release program.

He was under DOC supervision and was living in DOC-approved housing at the Brownstone house in Spokane.

That housing is at 2nd and Browne in Spokane and is part of a work/training release program.

DOC places recently-released offenders there with the goal of “improving public safety by positively changing lives, building positive relationships with family, and providing residents with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the community.”

Ott was placed there on May 18, 2022. Dept of Corrections says Ott was reported to have escaped four days later and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

That warrant was still in place at the time of the arrest.

Both men will face a judge Tuesday afternoon.

A previous version of this story said Ott was in a “graduated re-entry program.” Dept of Corrections provided that information to 4 News Now, but later sent a correction and said Ott was actually part of a work release program.