Surveillance video shows drive-by shooting suspect’s vehicle

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 7:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Police released photos Monday of an SUV they believe was involved in a drive-by shooting on Saturday in the Garland District. Police describe the vehicle as dark blue and possibly a GMC.

Witnesses said they saw a man shoot the victim after he came out of his house.

Detectives said the attack may have been sparked by an argument over loud music.    

PHOTOS: Police search for suspect vehicle from Garland District drive-by


The suspect blasted on his horn in front of the victim’s house during the daylight. Detectives were still on the hunt for that suspect on Monday.

“I heard a horn honk and it was real long and loud,” said one witness.

Neighbors living near Walton and Post described the suspect who shot the man Saturday night as incredibly bold.

“I got up to look out the window and saw an SUV. And then the horn honked again so I looked this way and saw the blue SUV,” said a witness.

The witness heard four shots just seconds later.

“As soon as he got to the bottom of his stairs, the guy reached out of the window and was like pop pop,” said the witness.

The victim was hit once in the chest. Detectives believe the shooting may have been the result of a fight three hours earlier. 

“I know it was about loud music between the victim and another person. That person we haven't contacted yet. That's something we haven't followed up on yet,” said a detective.

Neighbors said they are eager for police to follow up, but they believe they already have their answers.

“I think this is just a conflict building and it finally just exploded,” said a neighbor.

There is an SUV matching the exact description of the suspect vehicle parked near the crime scene but Spokane police said they checked it out and it does not appear to be involved.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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