Teenagers face felony charges for Spokane Co. shooting

Teenagers face felony charges for Spokane Co. shooting

Teenagers face felony charges for Spokane Co. shooting

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 12:11 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- Officials said two people claimed to have been shot at by three men in a vehicle early Monday morning.

A woman told Spokane County Sheriff's deputies that she and her boyfriend were at a store when they saw Jarrod Markosian, 19, and Jesse Pollard, 18, along with another adult male. The woman said she and her boyfriend did not get along with Markosian and they had an exchange before everyone left the store.

The woman then told deputies that they were driving behind Markosian's vehicle as they traveled north on Boston Road. She said Markosian must have seen them driving behind him and appeared to slow down intentionally. She said that they passed him in an attempt to get away from their vehicle and make it to her boyfriend's house safely.

Officials said that the woman claimed to have felt threatened enough to pull into the driveway and turn off the lights to avoid Markosian. She then claimed that Markosian pulled into the driveway and she said she heard five gunshots from his vehicle. She claimed that the vehicle left and then returned a couple minutes later and two more gunshots were heard.

The woman told deputies that she and her boyfriend left in an attempt to contact the people in the vehicle. She said they contacted people of the vehicle nearby. She added that when her boyfriend exited the vehicle, they heard another gunshot. She claimed her boyfriend said he heard something "whiz" by his head.

Sheriff's deputies made contact with Markosian, Pollard, and the other male inside the vehicle. Officials said that Polland admitted both he and Markosian had fired .22 caliber handguns at the woman and her boyfriend from their vehicle. Authorities added that Markosian initially denied shooting the gun but later admitted to firing rounds in the air at the boyfriend's house.

Officials booked Markosian into jail on two counts of second degree assault and reckless endangerment and Pollard was booked into jail on two counts of second degree assault. Officials said there was no evidence that the third male in the vehicle fired any shots.

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