Facebook helps catch Lion's Lair shooting suspect




Posted on April 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 7:42 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Detectives said the shooting victim at the Lion's Lair helped solve his own case. The victim, Todd Stone, told KREM 2 News he found his shooter on Facebook before detectives tracked him down.

Stone was shot in the leg Wednesday night while he was working as a bouncer at the bar.

According to officials, Stone had earlier ejected two patrons from the bar. The same patrons returned a short time later and opened fire from outside, according to investigators.

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Andre R. Hallman, 23, was arrested Friday night. Detectives requested that he be charged with two counts of First Degree Assault. He was expected in court on Monday.

Stone said he had received some tips that Hallman was the shooter. He said he found him on Facebook and called up Spokane police.

“I had a lot of connections downtown. Tips started popping up with the person's name,” said Stone.

Stone said he called Spokane police and provided a Facebook picture of Hallman. Shortly after, Hallman was arrested.

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Stone was still recovering from his gunshot wound on Monday. He said he was using a crutch and was still in pain.

“I've always had it in the back of my mind that someday someone might pull a gun on me…but never ever anticipated this would happen,” said Stone.