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Deputies searching for Spokane man suspected of tying up and shooting ex-girlfriend in the leg

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Daniel L. Johnson is wanted for first-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy photo)
Daniel L. Johnson is wanted for first-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy photo)

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of tying up and shooting a woman on Oct. 9.

Daniel L. Johnson, 48, is wanted for charges of first-degree assault and first-degree kidnapping. He is described as a white male, about 6-foot-2, with a medium build, short red hair and blue eyes.

Johnson is suspected of binding his ex-girlfriend against her will and assaulting her before shooting her in the leg. Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies learned of the assault after a traffic stop on Oct. 9, when Johnson fled his vehicle.

After searching the vehicle and finding his phone, deputies discovered a video where a woman appeared to be tied up and tortured. Later that night, a woman identifying herself as Johnson’s ex-girlfriend checked herself into Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with bruises and a gunshot wound to the leg.

In a search warrant filed in court Thursday, deputies said the woman was “less than forthcoming.”

Deputies learned of Johnson’s address in the 500 block of S. Union Road in Spokane Valley, where they believe the video was shot in a motor home behind a residence.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding Johnson’s whereabouts to call 911. Tipsters calling the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS do not need to give their name to collect the cash reward.

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