OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Wednesday evening, June 6th, at about 11:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to Boomers Bar located near the 18200 block of East Appleway Avenue in Spokane Valley.
When deputies arrived on scene the owners of the bar told them that they were getting ready to close the business when a male subject, later identified as 29-year-old Bret Nemitz, came in and had a drink.
When he finished the bar owner told Nemitz they were closing. Nemitz walked towards the front door and began harassing two other customers that had been playing pool. When the owner walked over and told Nemitz he had to leave Nemitz grabbed the owner by the shirt and neck.
The owner's father came over and they were able to control Nemitz. As Nemitz left the business the owner had an uneasy feeling and watched Nemitz walk away. A short time later the owner saw a vehicle pull into the parking lot and recognized Nemitz as the driver.
Nemitz drove past a second time and the owner saw a shiny object in his hand. The owner told his father to crouch down, then heard a gunshot. Deputies later verified a window on the west side of the business had been shot.
Deputies quickly located the vehicle Nemitz was driving at a residence near the bar. Deputy J. Howe walked around the back of the residence and saw Nemitz standing in the back yard.
After Nemitz was detained the bar owners came over and immediately recognized Nemitz from the bar. Nemitz was booked into Spokane County Jail on the charge of Drive-By Shooting.