Spokane Police Department Press Release:
Spokane Police quickly responded to a report of shots fired downtown late last night. SPD officers pursued and apprehended the shooting suspect. No one was injured in the incident. The shooting suspect, 27 year old Blane M. Peterson is a convicted felon and was arrested on charges of Reckless Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Just after 11:30 last night, 6/21SPD responded to a call of shots fired at Ugly Betty's bar at 211 N. Division. Officers were quickly on scene, determined no one had been hit by the shots and were able to get a good suspect description from witnesses. The suspect had fled the scene.
Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers on bicycles located and stopped the suspect in the alley behind the 215 W Main. A gun and two shell casings were located, and the scene was locked down and processed for evidence.
The suspect, 27 year old Blane M. Peterson was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He is a convicted felon and therefore unable to possess a firearm.
In their investigation, SPD officers determined the Peterson had gotten into a fight with a subject at Ugly Betty's and pulled out the gun. Witnesses said the suspect fired the gun into the air and then fled.
Thanks to quick police response, pursuit of a dangerous suspect and a thorough investigation, a convicted felon in possession of a firearm is under arrest and off the streets.