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In brief: Bar shooting suspect arrested

Spokane Valley – A ex-con suspected of shooting up a Spokane Valley tavern earlier this month has been arrested.

Raymond Shawn Gunn, 39, was taken into custody Oct. 23 by sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Spokane Valley Investigations Unit, authorities said. A Spokane County SWAT team assisted with the apprehension.

As a previously convicted felon now prohibited from possessing firearms, Gunn faces charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm in connection with the Oct. 17 shoot-em-up at Jackson Hole Tavern, 122 S. Bowdish Road, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. He’s also facing charges of reckless endangerment and malicious mischief.

Employees had just left for the night when the front of the building was sprayed with .40-caliber bullets that tore through the door and walls. No injuries were reported but damage was estimated at more than $4,000.

Gunn had been kicked out of the tavern a few hours earlier, police said. During the arrest, detectives discovered evidence that they say links him to the shooting spree.

Padden to meet with constituents

SPOKANE VALLEY – Sen. Mike Padden is inviting 4th Legislative District residents to join him for coffee at the Rocket Bakery, 3315 N. Argonne Road, on Nov. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Make an appointment to meet with the senator by calling (509) 921-2460.

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