Detectives arrest E. Grace stereo shooting suspect



Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 6:47 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Police arrested a man Friday in connection with an April 1 shooting in North Spokane that the victim claimed happened after he went to show another man a stereo.

According to authorities, detectives arrested Troy A. Pesina, 36, for 1st Degree Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Detectives said Pesina is a gang member and is often referred to by his gang name ‘Clumsy.’

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On April 1, officers responded to Holy Family Hospital after receiving information a victim with a gunshot wound was being transported to the hospital. The victim called 911 in the car and told dispatchers that a “white guy” shot him in the abdomen, investigators said.
Authorities said the victim picked him out of a photo lineup but did not know his name. Witnesses only knew the gunman went by the nickname ‘Clumsy.’

Police initially tweeted that the victim had non-life threatening injuries, but officers later said the victim was in critical condition and did have life-threatening injuries. He is still in the hospital as of Friday.

Detectives believed the shooting was the result of a dispute between Pesina and the victim at a home on E. Grace. After a physical altercation, investigators said Pesina fired one shot, hitting the victim.

SPD officials said detectives located Pesina at a residence on N. Pittsburgh Thursday.  Pesina was arrested without incident, according to police.  A firearm was also located, they said. 

Pesina is a convicted felon with nine felony convictions, including 2nd Degree Assault, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Theft, and Residential Burglary.  
Pesina was scheduled to make a court appearance Friday afternoon.