PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Sunday morning, August 18, 2013, at about 3:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 11600 block of E. Empire Way on a shooting call. Deputies arrived on scene and learned the 22-year-old male victim had been driven by private vehicle to a local hospital.
Deputy David Lawhorn contacted two adult females at the hospital who gave the victim a ride. One of the females told Deputy Lawhorn the 22-year-old victim and 42-year-old male suspect had been drinking and arguing through the evening.
She said the victim and suspect were outside the residence when she heard what she thought was one gun shot. She went outside to find the victim on his hands and knees injured from a gunshot wound to his neck.
Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the shooting. At this point there have been no arrests. The victim was last listed in stable condition at a local hospital.