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Spokane man arrested after he stabbed his brother who pulled a gun

The man was arrested for domestic violence assault in the first degree.
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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police arrested 24-year-old Darcy Spracklin for first-degree domestic violence assault after he stabbed his brother who pulled a gun on him.

According to Spokane Police Officer John O’Brien, just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a man called 911 to say he had stabbed his brother after his brother pulled a gun on him at a home near the 3600 block of East 28th Ave. in South Hill.

O’Brien said officers contacted the suspect and he was cooperative. Other officers went to the home to contact the victim. Medics were called in and the victim was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

According to police at the scene, Spracklin stated the argument started as a physical assault. He claimed his brother had punched him in the face, then he pulled a knife for protection. After that, his brother pulled out a gun. 

There was no injury observed on Spracklin's face and there were no shots fired at the scene. The police did recover a firearm from the residence.

According to Spracklin, the dispute started over alleged stolen property.

No other family members at the scene saw the incident.