Robbery Suspect in Critical Condition - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Robbery Suspect in Critical Condition After Shooting Himself

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are telling KHQ that a robbery suspect is in critical condition at local hospital Tuesday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It all started with a robbery at Rite Aid pharmacy on 29th and Regal on the South Hill. Police located the suspect shortly after the robbery and a pursuit followed.

Police performed a P.I.T. maneuver on the suspect's vehicle in the area of 5th and Sherman to end the chase, and then according police, the suspect shot himself. An ambulance transported the suspect to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The investigation has been turned over to the Spokane County Sheriff's Department because even though the Spokane Police Department didn't fire any shots, protocol dictates that another agency investigate the incident.

Spokane Police spokeswoman Jennifer Deruwe says the the suspect was able to make off with some medication from the Rite Aid, but was not able to say what it was. In most pharmacy robberies, narcotic painkiller Oxycontin is the target drug.

 

 

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