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Police: Man arrested after breaking into ex-girlfriend’s house with loaded rifle

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

A 24-year-old man was arrested after  breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home with a shotgun early Sunday morning, Spokane police say.

Albert Louie, 24, was arrested on charges of  domestic violence burglary, felony harassment, and malicious mischief. 

Spokane Police received reports of a domestic violence burglary in the 3100 block of West Elokia Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. A woman called 911 and reported her ex-boyfriend broke into house and could be seen on her home security system armed with a rifle, according to a Spokane Police Department news release. The woman also received text messages threatening her life, police said.  

Patrol units arrived on scene within minutes to find a Louie looking out the front windows of the house before exiting with the rifle, cycling the action and apparently chambering a round before re-entering the home. 

SWAT, K9, and hostage negotiator units were called to the scene, along with an armored vehicle, police said. 

Not long after Louie exited the house with his rifle and walked to his nearby vehicle, according to the news release. He attempted to drive away before the armored vehicle blocked him in. 

While inside the victim’s home Louie allegedly broke her TV, leading police to arrest him on charges of  not only burglary but malicious mischief. He was also arrested on a charge of  felony harassment, threats to kill. 

Victims of domestic violence should call 911 in the case of an emergency. Domestic violence victims can also call the YWCA Domestic Violence Helpline at (509) 326-2255.

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