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Man shoots woman after assaulting her daughter, Spokane police say

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

After confronting a man who allegedly assaulted her daughter, a woman was shot on Sept. 5 on East Wabash Avenue.

Spokane police responded at 11:35 p.m. and found the woman had been shot in the right knee, according to court documents.

The victim was conscious and told police that Richard Johnson had shot her.

Court documents show the shooting is likely related to an assault earlier that day. Police say Johnson was in an altercation with his girlfriend when a friend intervened. Johnson attempted to strangle the friend, according to court documents.

Johnson then messaged the friend’s mother on Facebook and said he had assaulted her daughter, according to court documents.

When the mother approached the house, she punched Johnson in the face before he pulled out a pistol and shot her in the leg, court documents say.

Johnson was arrested the next day on two counts of assault and was being held on $100,000 bond in Spokane County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

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