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Man arrested following reported drive-by shooting early Tuesday in West Central

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

A Spokane police officer is shown driving a Ford Police Interceptor patrol car in this 2014 photo.  (COLIN MULVANY)
A Spokane police officer is shown driving a Ford Police Interceptor patrol car in this 2014 photo. (COLIN MULVANY)

Spokane police arrested a 29-year-old man after a reported drive-by shooting near Boone Avenue and Walnut Street before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Roman M. Shrader was arrested following a brief police chase after the reported gunfire. No injuries or property damage were reported, according to a news release. Officers responding to the intersection found a single shell casing, and later seized a vehicle with a bullet hole believed to be the car targeted in the shooting.

A caller reporting the shooting identified a red PT Cruiser as one of the vehicles involved in the shooting. A nearby officer located a vehicle matching the description at Division Street and Mission Avenue and attempted to stop the car. The chase ensued, ending in an alley in the 900 block of East Indiana Avenue. Shrader, the driver, was arrested “after a brief struggle,” according to the news release.

A woman was also detained following the chase. She was not identified.

Shrader faces charges of drive-by shooting, attempting to elude a police vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm. He has previously been convicted of felonies, according to the police department.

Shrader was booked into Spokane County Jail just after 7 a.m., according to jail records.

An earlier drive-by shooting was reported in the 600 block of South Howard Street in the Cliff-Cannon neighborhood. Police are asking anyone with information about either of the shootings to contact Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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