Police have identified and arrested a man who fled from a car early Monday after the car’s driver was shot and wounded by law enforcement.
Jake Torlone, 29, was wanted on a warrant from Reno, Nevada. He was located and booked into the Spokane County Jail on Tuesday.
Driver Antonio Davis, 25, was wanted on warrants from Reno for felony possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm into a vehicle and assault with bodily harm. The Washington State Patrol said Wednesday that Davis is also a suspect in a Reno homicide.
Spokane police had received a notification from Reno police indicating that Davis may be living or visiting the Spokane area and warned that he should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the WSP.
Officers Chris McMurtrey and Tucker Seitz spotted Davis driving in north Spokane around 2:30 a.m. Monday and attempted to pull him over. Davis fled, but crashed his car on Sinto Avenue just west of Monroe. Court documents released Tuesday indicate that one of the two officers fired at Davis after he turned toward them after trying and failing to climb over a fence. The documents do not indicate which officer fired.
Davis was wounded in the arm and was treated at a local hospital before being booked into jail on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and attempting to elude police. His bond has been set at $75,000.
Investigators found a handgun and ammunition inside a driver’s side door pocket in Davis’ car and another handgun was found in a nearby alley where Torlone had been last seen.
WSP is handling the investigation into the shooting.
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