Police unexpectedly find drive-by shooting suspect during homicide investigation

Police unexpectedly find drive-by shooting suspect during homicide investigation

Police unexpectedly find drive-by shooting suspect during homicide investigation

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane police arrested a man for his suspected involvement in a drive-by shooting as they investigated an unrelated homicide this week.

Jimmy Blackburn, 29, was staying in a room at the Days Inn in Downtown Spokane Thursday morning when police searched the hotel. They were investigating a homicide that happened there that morning.

The drive-by shooting happened Wednesday afternoon. Police say Blackburn was riding a stolen red scooter near 33rd and Thor when he confronted three teens. He allegedly fired a handgun at the kids, but ended up striking a parked car.

Blackburn was arrested at the hotel for a previous warrant. He now faces three additional charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. The suspect was not involved with the homicide.

Blackburn remains in jail.

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