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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man accused in gas station shooting arrested

A man suspected of shooting at a customer in a gas station parking lot last week refused to cooperate in court Wednesday.

Christopher A. Cain, 51, is accused of firing a single shot at a man who had pulled up to the gas pumps at the Zip Trip at 2005 N. Hamilton around 11 p.m. March 29. The incident was captured on video surveillance and Cain was identified on Tuesday by a Washington State Patrol trooper who recognized him from previous contacts, according to court documents. No one was injured in the incident.

Police arrested Cain at his home Tuesday evening. He was reportedly wearing the same jacket seen in the video surveillance footage, according to court documents.

At his first court appearance Wedensday, Cain refused to speak, forcing the prosecutor to reschedule his first appearance for Thursday.

Cain, who has 11 previous felony convictions, is facing charges of first-degree assault and drive-by shooting.

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