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UPDATE: Arrest Made In Spokane Valley Shooting As Investigation Continues

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Shop on scene where multiple agencies are investigating. North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is taking the lead. Shop on scene where multiple agencies are investigating. North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is taking the lead.

Spokane County Sheriff's Department Press Release: 

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 7:10 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 300 block of South Dishman Road to a shooting call.  The victim contacted deputies at the Valley Precinct and said he had broke down in front of the address on Dishman and was fired at one time.  An employee at a neighboring business said he heard what he thought was one gunshot as well. 

While deputies were investigating this incident, they were notified by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force that they had an active investigation involving the same address the shooting took place.  A search warrant for the address was obtained and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, Explosive Disposal Unit, and hostage negotiators served the warrant for the Violent Crime Task Force.  Their investigation is ongoing and any information about their investigation will have to go through their media contact.


  • 36-year-old Shawn Mertes was arrested for Aiming or Discharging a Firearm at the Dishman address stemming from the original incident deputies responded to.


Previous Coverage: 

UPDATE: The investigation continues and the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is currently  investigating a shop on the scene along with other agencies.

UPDATE: Deputies say, "threat is gone." The "precautionary" lockdown at Guardian Angels daycare has just been lifted.

UPDATE: 36-year-old Sean Martes has been arrested for this morning's shooting, he is being charged with aiming and discharging a firearm.

UPDATE: This situation has been turned over to the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force. According to Deputy Craig Chamberlain, a single suspect from this morning's shooting is in custody.

Guardian Angels daycare facility is on a precautionary lockdown but all children are safe.

UPDATE: One person has been detained but police have not said if or how he may be involved with the situation.


SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Police are currently investigating shots fired on S. Dishman Road near 3rd. According to authorities, one man shot at another man but no one was hurt.

Spokane County Sheriff's Office is helping multiple agencies execute a search warrant near 3rd and Dishman Road in Spokane Valley and SWAT is on scene.

Spokane County Sheriff's Office say the two suspects involved are no strangers to police.

Dishman Road between 7th and Appleway is currently closed.

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