Spokane Police: Victims In Gang Related Shooting Arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Police: Victims In Gang Related Shooting Arrested

Posted: Updated:

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: The two men critically wounded in a gang-related shooting on January 12th have been arrested for 1st Degree Burglary for their involvement in an attack earlier that day. Both suspects are recovering at a local hospital from the gunshot wounds they sustained but are under guard and will be transported to jail as soon as possible.

On January 12, 2013 around 3:00am, Apolonio J.J. Saldana, Tony I. Figueroa, and another male assaulted a man as he entered an apartment at 220 E. Wellseley. An hour later at 4:00am, the two also entered a house at 311 E. Liberty and took several belongings from another man. 

Spokane Police officers responded to the report of a shooting at 311 E. Liberty at 4:05am and found Saldana lying on the floor in a bedroom, suffering gunshot wounds. A short time later, Tony Figueroa was found on the front porch of a home nearby, suffering from gunshot wounds. 

A third victim was found near the intersection of Liberty and Addison, having suffered blunt force trauma to his head. Both suspects are under guard at a local hospital and will be transported to jail as soon as they are released from medical care.

In the course of their investigation, Spokane Police Detectives connected these assaults to gang-related activity. SPD is making strides in combating gang-related violence in Spokane.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Wildfires in Central Washington

    PHOTOS: Wildfires in Central Washington

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:39:31 GMT
    KHQ.COM - It has been an intense year for wildfires all over the northwest. The photos in this slideshow were taken 8/7 - 8/11 by KHQ photographer Reed Schmitt. Most of the photos are from the Methow Valley area around Winthrop. A few shots are from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base and also from a horseback ride at Sun Mountain near Patterson Lake. The final shot is of Grand Coulee Dam almost completely obscured by smoke.>>
    KHQ.COM - It has been an intense year for wildfires all over the northwest. The photos in this slideshow were taken 8/7 - 8/11 by KHQ photographer Reed Schmitt. Most of the photos are from the Methow Valley area around Winthrop. A few shots are from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base and also from a horseback ride at Sun Mountain near Patterson Lake. The final shot is of Grand Coulee Dam almost completely obscured by smoke.>>
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Woman accused of stealing from community center

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Woman accused of stealing from community center

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:09:34 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance footage appears to show a woman in Spokane stealing a car and a purse from a community center on Spokane's South Hill. Spokane Police are investigating the crime that happened last Thursday at the East Central Community Center, located just south of Interstate 90. The victim, Madeline Antcliff, is a junior at Gonzaga Prep High School.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance footage appears to show a woman in Spokane stealing a car and a purse from a community center on Spokane's South Hill. Spokane Police are investigating the crime that happened last Thursday at the East Central Community Center, located just south of Interstate 90. The victim, Madeline Antcliff, is a junior at Gonzaga Prep High School. She has volunteered at the community center for the last two months.

    >>
  • Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite after marriage proposal

    Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite after marriage proposal

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:46:15 GMT
    SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park - just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal after the pair completed a climb of Cathedral Peak Saturday.>>
    SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park - just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal after the pair completed a climb of Cathedral Peak Saturday.
    >>