Sheriff's Office: Suspect in Spokane Valley shooting says he was trying to teach victim a lesson

A man is in custody for shooting another man in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning to "teach him a lesson", according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of Cascade Windows on E. Montogomery at around 6:30 am for a report of a man holding a gun. 

A few minutes after the first call, another call of shots being fired came in. The caller said he saw the suspect get into a car and flee the scene. Deputies and Washington State Troopers quickly located the car and took the suspect, identified as 50-year-old Eric Hyman, into custody. 

Hyman told deputies the man who was shot had threatened him and his family's lives. 

Hyman told detectives he grabbed his gun this morning before telling his family he was "probably going to jail because he wasn't going to allow the victim to threaten or possibly harm his family." 

Detectives say Hyman drover to the business where the victim works, found him and then the shooting occurred. 

Hyman told detectives he wasn't "shooting to kill" the victim, he was shooting to "teach him a lesson."

Hyman was taken to jail on a charge of 1st-degree assault. 

Previous Coverage: 

One person was injured following a shooting on the property of a Spokane Valley business Tuesday morning. 

A person identifying themselves as the VP of Human Resources for Cascade Windows told KHQ an employee was "injured" in a shooting Tuesday morning at the business near Montgomery and University, but that employee is expected to be ok. 

The spokesperson also said Spokane Valley police arrested a suspect nearby at Montgomery and Argonne. 

We are awaiting confirmation on exactly what happened from the Spokane Valley Police Department. 

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