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Deputies: A man shot into his ex-girlfriend’s house in a drive-by. She’s pregnant with his child.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

Deputies suspect a man of firing into the house of his ex-girlfriend, pregnant with his child, during a drive-by shooting last week.

Around 10 p.m. Nov. 10, neighbors on the 7700 block of East Liberty Avenue called 911 when they heard five to six gunshots and saw a car speeding away, according to court documents.

Spokane Valley deputies responded and found several areas of apparent bullet holes on one house. Nobody was home, court documents say, but several bullet holes went into the living space and two bullets were in the living room, according to court documents.

When they contacted the home’s resident, they learned she and her ex-boyfriend had been arguing that day over text and phone calls. He’d wanted to get his property from the house and she didn’t want him to come that day. The woman told deputies she is pregnant with his child, court documents say.

The woman said her ex had owned keys to the house, but she’d recently changed the locks. She said she’d had to repair her door because he damaged it during a previous argument, according to court documents.

She told deputies around 9 p.m. Nov. 10 she’d come home to find her back sliding door shattered and the front door unlocked. His property was missing. After about 5 minutes in the house, she said she decided to leave. It was cold inside and she was scared, she told deputies.

After the shooting, the woman texted her ex saying he’d broken in and shot at her home. He joked over text that maybe her new boyfriend had shot at her house. She texted that he could have shot her daughter. According to court documents, he responded “Good for her!”

Last Thursday, a judge signed off on deputies searching the ex-boyfriend’s phone records, including location information. He has not yet been charged with a crime in connection with the shooting.

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