NEW PHOTOS: Spokane Valley bank robbery suspect shot by customer


Detectives with the Spokane Valley Police Department are still searching for the man who robbed Spokane Teachers Credit Union Thursday afternoon. 

Detectives say an armed man walked into the bank, jumped the counter and demanded money. During the robbery, an armed citizen drew a concealed gun he was legally carrying and fired at the robber. The suspect fled the bank and was last seen running north. A perimeter was quickly set up, but the suspect was not found. 

Armed bank robbery in Spokane Valley STCU; Suspect shot by bank customer

Detectives believe the suspect was hit by the gunfire based on witness accounts and blood at the scene. 

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’08”-5’10”, 160 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt with red writing (Washington State University) on the front.  He was also wearing black gloves, black pants with white stripping on the side, a light colored boonie style hat and a blue bandana covering his face.   

The citizen who fired his weapon was advised of his rights and sought the advice of legal counsel.  He, with the assistance of his lawyer, spoke with investigators at the scene.

No one else was injured in the incident. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help investigators identify this suspect is urged to call 911.        

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