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Suspect arrested in alleged downtown shooting attempt

Wed., Dec. 11, 2013, 11:43 a.m.

Spokane police arrested a man they say fired on two others with a shotgun behind the Red Lion Tavern in downtown Spokane on Monday night, according to a news release.

Christopher Morgan, 29, was booked into Spokane County Jail late Tuesday, according to jail records. He faces a charge of first-degree assault after investigators say he fired on a white 2004 Jaguar occupied by Ronald Davis, 30, and Cameron Franklin, 24.

Police initially responded to several reports of shots fired behind the tavern at 2 E. Main Ave. shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, according to the news release. Witnesses said they’d seen a man fire a shotgun at the back of a white car that fled the scene.

Officers pulled over a car matching the description and held Davis and Franklin for questioning. According to court documents, traces of methamphetamine were found in the vehicle. Davis told officers the drugs belonged to him, but the shooting was not a result of a drug deal. Neither of the men were struck by the four shotgun blasts Davis reported Morgan fired.

Davis and Franklin are both also being held in the Spokane County Jail on drug charges. Members of the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team helped track down Morgan, according to the news release.

Morgan could appear as early as this afternoon on the assault and other charges.

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