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Suspected Red Top Motel shooter arrested

30-year-old Joshua W. Seth was arrested on Wednesday morning following a tip on his location.

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The man suspected of shooting a woman at the Red Top Motel and leaving her in critical condition was arrested on Wednesday morning, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office (SCSO).

30-year-old Joshua W. Seth is wanted for attempted murder, first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, unlawful possession of a firearm and attempt to allude.

Several Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 3800 block of South Geiger Boulevard at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Deputies received a tip that Seth was at a motel in the area.

Deputies located the room Seth was believed to be in and surrounded the area. Once deputies confirmed Seth was in the room, he and two other people exited the room and cooperated with deputies, according to SCSO.

Seth's identification was confirmed and he was placed under arrest. A woman who was with Seth, 23-year-old Anneke M. Long, was arrested on charges of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. 

Seth's bond is set at $1,005,000.

The other man found with Seth was also arrested for an unrelated misdemeanor warrant. Deputies said he was not arrested in connection with the Red Top Motel shooting investigation.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley. When police arrived, they discovered two people were shot at and one was hit. 

The person who was hit, a woman who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital and was last said to be in critical condition. Her current condition is not known.

Detectives shut down Trent Avenue for more than five hours. The busy road became part of the crime scene as investigators set down evidence markers.

Drones overhead helped create a sketch of the violent scene.

Anyone with information or tips regarding the shooting is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go to www.p3tips.com. Your name is not required to leave a tip or receive the cash reward.

This remains an active investigation and additional information is not available at this time.

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