Police arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun at two Lime scooter riders who had just crashed their scooters in Riverfront Park early Thursday.
The suspect, Detrick L. Johnson, 18, was booked into jail on Thursday and faces two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
Johnson allegedly approached the two male victims at the 500 block of North Howard Street at 12:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.
The victims were recovering from a minor crash on the Lime scooters they were riding when Johnson began shouting nonsensical statements while swaying back and forth. Johnson then allegedly drew a revolver out of his coat and fired one round into the air, according to the news release.
The victims took cover behind a trash can, and Johnson then allegedly fired the gun in their direction. Neither were injured, the news release stated.
Johnson fled down Washington Street, and the victims chased him but lost him near the Big Red Wagon in the park, according to the news release.
A bystander who was collecting scooters to charge them called 911.
Officers found a running man in the area who matched the suspect’s description and arrested him. He was later determined to be Johnson.
Police found the gun north of the Washington Street tunnel, according to the news release.
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