Suspect points sawed-off shotgun at Spokane Valley Deputy

Suspect points sawed-off shotgun at Spokane Valley Deputy

A suspect pointed a sawed-off shotgun at a Spokane Valley Deputy after the deputy approached two suspects in response to a vehicle prowling call.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday morning, a deputy approached two suspects in the 15800 block of East Sprague.

One of the suspects pulled out a shortened, “pistol grip” style shotgun.

The deputy moved quickly toward cover as he drew his weapon.

The suspect appeared to slip and dropped the shotgun before being taken into custody while the other suspect fled the area on foot.

A perimeter was established and other deputies arrived to assist, including a K9 unit. The suspect was tracked toward a building north of 4th Street on Cannery Road where the suspect was taken into custody.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information will follow.