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Court docs: Possible suspect in Cheney Zip's shooting may already be in jail

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CHENEY, Wash. -

Law enforcement in Spokane County believes the possible Cheney shooting suspect may already be in jail on a separate charge.

20-year-old Thaishaun Hunter was arrested November 5th for being in Possession of a Firearm, which is illegal because he is a convicted felon. Right now he’s being held on a $100,000 bond.

Police believe that based on evidence they’ve found, it’s likely Hunter may have been involved, and quite possibly have been the shooter, in the Cheney Zip’s shooting that happened October 27. In that shooting, a witness said she saw a black man outside the Zip’s open fire at three people inside. That man, according to the witness, then ran into a white Volvo and sped off.

At the scene, police found a Spokane County District Court document that detailed a court case for a minor. Tracking that back through the system, they found that that juvenile was staying at a home in Spokane. In front of that home was a white Volvo that matched the description of the one in the Cheney shooting.

They surveilled the home, and saw two black men leave and get into an Uber. After following the Uber for a short time, they pulled it over. Along with the driver there were two men in the back and one of them was Thaishaun Hunter. The driver consented to let police search the back of the car and officers found a black fanny pack with what felt like a gun inside.

Thaishaun was released, but was ultimately arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm after police asked for and received a search warrant on the fanny pack and found there was indeed a gun inside it. They also found an LG cell phone in the fanny pack and believe that it may include pictures or texts that could implicate Hunter in the Cheney shooting.

They have now requested a search warrant to search the phone. KHQ will keep following this story and bring you any new information as it develops.

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