Inmate dodges a bullet at Deaconess, denies charges



Posted on July 15, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 4:22 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.— A corrections officer shot at an inmate who tried to escape during a procedure early Monday morning at Deaconess hospital. The inmate, Cameron A. Trevino, 26, was not injured and was taken back into custody according to Spokane Police.

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Trevino denied the charges that initially landed him in jail during a jailhouse interview  Monday with KREM 2 On Your Side.

Police arrested Trevino on Friday for assault and gun charges. His alleged victim accused Trevino of threatening him with a gun during an altercation near the intersection of Hamilton and Marietta. Trevino told KREM 2 News he never touched the gun and denied accusations of gang involvement.

Trevino said he did attempt to escape from police custody on Monday.

“I wanted to go home,” Trevino said.

Trevino said three guards escorted him to Deaconess hospital after he was injured in an attempted suicide. He said he put up a fight to escape because he was anxious to see his children and did not believe he belonged in police custody. 

Trevino claimed that the guards hit him with a baton and pepper sprayed him during the struggle, but he continued running. An officer eventually fired his weapon. Trevino said the shot nearly hit him.

“I thought it did; everyone around me said it did,” Trevino said.

When asked if he attacked the officer, Trevino said, “No comment.”