Spokane Police Arrest Man Who Pointed Gun At Cab Driver
Spokane Police Department Press Release:
Spokane Police Officers responded to a report that a subject pulled a
gun on a cab driver near the Northpointe Safeway store. Officers located the
suspect and made an arrest for First Degree Assault.
On September 7th, 2012, at approximately 11:57 pm, Spokane Police
Officers responded to a report that a male had pulled and pointed a gun at a cab
driver by the Safeway at the Northpointe Shopping Center. The cab driver
himself was the complainant and he stated that the suspect had been in his cab
with three other males and a female.
He updated responding officers that the
males all fled on foot and to their current locations. Because of the location
and the nature of the crime, Spokane County Sheriff's Office Deputies and
Washington State Patrol Troopers responded to assist SPD officers.
WSP Trooper Greg Riddell arrived on scene and located and detained one of the
males near the Shopko. He discovered two handguns in backpack on this person.
SPD K-9 Officer Dan Lesser arrived to assist Trooper Riddell. Officer Lesser
and Trooper Riddell then located a second suspect, who was identified by the cab
driver as the person with the gun. This suspect, identified as Jahvoryn Kinard,
an 18 year old male from Spokane, refused to obey the officer's commands and
kept reaching toward his pants pockets and waistband. Officers detained
Kinard. SPD officers and SCSO deputies located and detained the other two
subjects near the Wal-mart store.
SPD Officer Sam Chimienti conducted an investigation which revealed all four
males and a female were being transported in the cab when Kinard and the female
The cab driver stopped the cab and Kinard escalated his behavior
into a potential assault on the female. The cab driver pulled out a stun gun in
order to deter Kinard from physically assaulting the female. Kinard then pulled
out a handgun, pointed it at the cab driver, and threatened to shoot him.
cab driver, who has a concealed pistol license, pulled out his own handgun to
defend himself and Kinard ran away.
Officer Chimienti arrest Kinard for First Degree Assault and booked into the
Spokane County Jail. The other three males and the female were released with no
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