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Spokane man arrested with shotgun sticking out of backpack

A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Spokane when police officers found him riding a small bike with a full-size shotgun sticking out of his backpack.

Police responded to the area of Third Avenue and Adams Street around 2:15 p.m. on a report of a man in the area with a shotgun. They found Casey L. Brown, 24, who police said likely stole the shotgun during a downtown vehicle prowling. In addition, Brown is a convicted felon and it is illegal for felons to possess firearms, a news release from the police department said.

Police said they also found methamphetamine on Brown.

Brown was booked into jail and faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, vehicle prowling and possession of burglary tools.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court today.

Police would like to remind citizens to lock vehicle doors and keep valuables out of sight in unattended vehicles.