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Spokane police on lookout for domestic violence suspect

Aaron W. Strom (Spokane Police Department)
Aaron W. Strom (Spokane Police Department)
From staff reports

The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a domestic violence suspect thought to be in the Indian Trail area. He may be armed and suicidal, police said Sunday.

Aaron W. Strom, 35, is wanted on a felony violation of a domestic violence order. Strom, who also is wanted on an unrelated assault warrant, was last seen sporting a buzz haircut and a full beard, and wearing ripped jeans and a jacket.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

Police received a call Sunday from a domestic violence victim in the area of 5100 W. Ridgecrest Drive. Her boyfriend, Strom, was armed with a handgun and had threatened to kill himself or shoot at police to force them to shoot him, police said.

The victim got inside her house to safety and the suspect abandoned his vehicle before officers arrived, police said.

Officers found a replica firearm in the vehicle. It is not known if Strom had any other weapon.

Officers searched the neighborhood for nearly three hours. The search was called off about 3 p.m.

Strom is white and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a light build. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

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