SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane police took a suspect into custody after he attempted to shoot officers with a handgun early Sunday morning.
Spokane Police officers were on scene of a welfare check near North Whitehouse Street and West Princeton Avenue, when an unrelated call of shots fired came out around West Joseph Avenue and North Ash Street.
While officers were responding to the call on Whitehouse St., a dark colored SUV stopped at the intersection on Whitehouse and Princeton. The suspect, Clayton J. Williams, opened the rear passenger door, pointed a handgun toward the officers and pulled the trigger at least four times. Each time he attempted to shoot, the gun only made a clicking sound.
During their investigation, officers determined Williams forced his girlfriend to drive her car while at gunpoint. Officers spoke with the victim and determined William had been at a party on Ash St. He had then forced the victim to drive away after shots were fired.
Police said it appears the victim drove toward the officers on Whitehouse in order to get help.
Officers were able to stop the car and took Williams into custody without further incident.
Williams was booked into the Spokane County Jail for first degree kidnapping domestic violence, second degree unlawful possession of a firearm and attempted drive by shooting.