February 21, 2014 in City

Man, 28, charged in Garland-area drive-by shooting

Staff Reports
 

A 28-year-old man is in jail on $250,000 bond facing assault charges after Spokane police implicated him in a weekend drive-by shooting in the Garland neighborhood.

Marshall Barkdull was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Wednesday evening, facing multiple counts of assault with a firearm. Spokane police said Thursday they think he drove the vehicle from which shots were fired.

Christopher Prusch, 37, was  shot on his porch in the 800 block of West Walton Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Initially, police said the shooting may have been prompted by a fight over loud music. But court documents say the argument was prompted by Prusch watching pornography at high volume.

Police said a dark blue SUV pulled up to the house and honked its horn before an occupant fired a weapon. Multiple bullet holes were found near the entrance of the home, according to court documents.

Court documents say Prusch and a neighbor, who has not been arrested, fought earlier in the day about the volume of the adult movie, with the neighbor expressing concern that his children could hear it. Multiple witnesses told police a weapon, either a handgun or a knife, was shown during the altercation.

Court documents say Barkdull drives a blue Chevy Tahoe and is friends with Prusch’s neighbor.

Prusch, who has an extensive criminal history, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Barkdull is also no stranger to law enforcement, according to previous reports. He was implicated in a  Pizza Rita robbery in September during which he also allegedly served as getaway driver. A trial in that case is tentatively set for March.

Spokane police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.


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