NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Suspect In Gang Related Shooting Sentenced - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Suspect In Gang Related Shooting Sentenced

Abu Samura turned himself in to police Friday morning Abu Samura turned himself in to police Friday morning
SPOKANE, Wash. -

SPOKANE, Wash. - Abu Samura, the man convicted of a March 2012 drive-by shooting that injured two people, including a 6-year-old girl, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday.

He also faces possible be deportation after his time is served.

According to police, Samura was aiming for, and hit, a 23-year-old man in East Central Spokane, but also hit the young girl.

Samura was sentenced for First Degree Assault and First Degree Child Assault.

Spokane Police Department Press Release, April 6, 2012:

Abubakar Samura, a person wanted in connection with a shooting in the East Central neighborhood in Spokane in March of 2012 was been arrested Friday morning. 

The incident back in March resulted in two persons being shot, one of the victims was a 6 year old girl.  Samura turned himself in and was booked into the Spokane County Jail.  He was arrested for the outstanding arrest warrant issued as a result of this investigation.

The Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team would like to thank the community for its support during this investigation.  During the investigation, numerous tips were provided to investigators.  The leads generated from the community allowed investigators to remain focused on locating Samura, and at the same time, to develop new information regarding the case.  This unyielding focus likely lead to Samura turning himself in.

This is yet another an example of the importance of the public to remain vigilant, and become involved in the safety and security of the community we all share.  

Any persons with information related to this, or any other gang related incident, are encouraged to contact the Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team at:

509-625-GANG (4264), or online at www.stopspokanegangs.org

 

As always, persons providing information can remain anonymous.

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