Man Hit By Vehicle After Fleeing Store - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Alleged Shoplifter Hit By Car After Fleeing Scene in Downtown Spokane

(KHQ photo from photographer Nick Beber) (KHQ photo from photographer Nick Beber)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now a man is recovering with non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in downtown Spokane. It happened at Main & Stevens when the suspect allegedly ran from Macy's after stealing merchandise. As the suspect was fleeing the scene he was hit by the vehicle.

The man was transported to an area hospital where he's being treated for leg injuries. Police tell KHQ the a security officer and a good Samaritan chased the suspect as the fled. It's not clear what he allegedly stole.

Official press release from the Spokane Police Department:

On Friday, just after after 2:00pm, Spokane Police Patrol Officers responded to the report of an auto vs. pedestrian collision at Main/Stevens. 

Responding officers discovered that the pedestrian was a theft suspect who was running from loss prevention officers from a nearby department store.  Loss prevention officers had attempted to contact the suspect outside the store and he took off running.  The suspect ran in front of a vehicle that was headed southbound on Stevens.  The suspect did not yield to the vehicle and was struck.  He sustained leg and shoulder injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  No one else was injuried during this incident.

The suspect was identified as 39 year old, William D. Isaacs of Spokane.  Once Isaacs is released from the hospital, he will be charged with theft and booked on an outstanding theft warrant.  The stolen property was recovered.

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