Two suspects are in custody in connection to reports of multiple drive-by shootings in northeast Spokane, WA, Sunday afternoon, including one that left a Spokane police officer seriously injured, according to the Spokane Police Department.
Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl said the officer is in serious but stable condition during a news conference Sunday evening with Mayor Nadine Woodward. The officer was shot in the leg and head, the Spokesman reports.
The first drive-by shooting was reported around 1:40 p.m., Meidl said. As officers investigated, reports of another drive-by shooting came in less than 15 minutes later.
As officers were responding to the second call, a Spokane officer saw a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle’s description “closing rapidly” on her vehicle, Meidl said.
A second responding officer was then driving by; Meidl said shots were fired from the suspect vehicle at the second officer.