UPDATE: Marijuana Dispensary Owner Shoots Man On Property, No Ch - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

UPDATE: Marijuana Dispensary Owner Shoots Man On Property, No Charges Filed Yet

Posted: Updated:
Medical Marijuana Dispensary where man was shot late Sunday night Medical Marijuana Dispensary where man was shot late Sunday night
Medical Marijuana Dispensary where man was shot late Sunday night Medical Marijuana Dispensary where man was shot late Sunday night
Mobile users can view the slideshow here: http://tinyurl.com/n72e59w


SPOKANE, Wash. – No charges have been filed in the shooting that happened outside Northwest Healing Arts late Sunday night. At this point we do not know if any charges will be filed against either person involved. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said it is still actively being investigated.

This was not, however, the first time the dispensary has had a problem. The dispensary was burglarized a few months ago and as it turns out, other businesses nearby have been burglarized as well.

The clerk at the gas station nearby says property crime has been an ongoing problem in this area.

“Mostly our area is sort of out of the way and then after five or six at night people feel that they can come out here and take things because there isn't a lot of watching that goes on around here,” said Divine’s Conoco Employee Marz Hull.

Business owners told KHQ that crime has plagued this area long before the dispensary ever moved in. It is an isolated area and businesses say that after dark, criminals take advantage of the fact that not many people are watching. The espresso stand close by that is not even open yet has been broken into, the nearby hardware store has had tools stolen, and the trucks parked in the gas station lot have had fuel taken from them as well.

As for Northwest Healing Arts, it was burglarized a few months ago, so when the owner discovered someone on the property late Sunday night, he confronted him with a gun.

The owner told deputies the man made a threatening move toward him, so he fired. Right now deputies are still interviewing people to find out exactly what happened and looking for surveillance video.

KHQ was also told that the dispensary owner keeps someone at the business at all times and there are cameras on the property. The owner said over the phone that he has no comment at this time.



Previous Story:


SPOKANE, Wash. - A man was shot late Sunday night in the 8300 block of N. Market at a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Deputies say the dispensary owner saw a shadow outside of his window. He then took his shotgun

outside to confront the person. That person, identified only as a male, was shot after the two got into an argument.

The intruder was shot in the pelvis and then rushed to the hospital and has undergone surgery. There is no update on his condition.

It's not clear at this hour what led up to the actual shooting, and at this point, police have to wait until the intruder is out of surgery to get his side of the story.

The man who runs the medical marijuana dispensary, who fired the shot, has not been arrested and police told me this is because, based on his account of what happened, he was acting out of self defense, protecting himself on his own property.

Keep checking back to this web channel for updates.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:07:59 GMT
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
  • UPDATE: High Drive brush fire now 100% contained

    UPDATE: High Drive brush fire now 100% contained

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:17:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Monday afternoon a brush fire broke out on the west side of Spokane's South Hill. The fire, which broke out around 3pm, was burning on the hill between High Drive and Qualchan Golf Course. By 9pm Monday night the fire was 100% contained.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Monday afternoon a brush fire broke out on the west side of Spokane's South Hill. The fire, which broke out around 3pm, was burning on the hill between High Drive and Qualchan Golf Course. By 9pm Monday night the fire was 100% contained.
    >>
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: High Drive brush fire now 100% contained

    UPDATE: High Drive brush fire now 100% contained

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:17:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Monday afternoon a brush fire broke out on the west side of Spokane's South Hill. The fire, which broke out around 3pm, was burning on the hill between High Drive and Qualchan Golf Course. By 9pm Monday night the fire was 100% contained.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Monday afternoon a brush fire broke out on the west side of Spokane's South Hill. The fire, which broke out around 3pm, was burning on the hill between High Drive and Qualchan Golf Course. By 9pm Monday night the fire was 100% contained.
    >>
  • Lady Star has been found thanks to your help & the power of social media!

    Lady Star has been found thanks to your help & the power of social media!

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:59:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A good ending to a story only brought about because of you and the power of social media. You may remember the story of the beautiful German Shepherd, Lady Star who went missing after a car crash on June 24th. She was the dog of Asha Bartholomew and her husband, a former WWII vet who passed away a year ago.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A good ending to a story only brought about because of you and the power of social media. You may remember the story of the beautiful German Shepherd, Lady Star who went missing after a car crash on June 24th. She was the dog of Asha Bartholomew and her husband, a former WWII vet who passed away a year ago.
    >>
  • Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

    Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:56:35 GMT
    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams. Look at a Google map of downtown Ellensburg and you'll see Wilson Creek wind across Main Street.>>
    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams. Look at a Google map of downtown Ellensburg and you'll see Wilson Creek wind across Main Street.
    >>