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UPDATE: Shots fired during car prowling on south hill; Suspect on the loose

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Police search for a car prowling suspect early Wednesday morning Police search for a car prowling suspect early Wednesday morning
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Early Wednesday morning Spokane Police responded to a car prowling with shots fired on 43rd and Arthur on the South Hill. 

Police said a neighbor of a homeowner came outside to confront the car prowler at around 5:15 a.m. The homeowner told police he kept a gun in his car and said the prowler may have shot himself during a confrontation with the neighbor.

Police said the neighbor told them when he approached the car, the car prowler reached in his pocket, and it looked like he was reaching for a gun. There was a struggle over the gun found inside the car, causing it to fire. After the gun went off, the suspect fled with a woman. Police began searching the area using a K-9 unit, but never found the prowler or the woman he was with. 

The car prowler is described as a white, thin man in his 20's, with a beard and wearing a hoodie. No description of the woman the suspect was with as available other than she was wearing a backpack.

Officers have located the firearm that is believed to have been involved in the incident. Investigation and a search for the two suspects is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect and female is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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