Man in custody after Spokane Valley shootingApril 2, 2013 @ 2:54 pm
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - A man is in custody after a shooting in Spokane Valley that didn't injure anyone.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a man called deputies at about 7 a.m. Tuesday to report that his car broke down outside a building, and that someone had fired a shot at him.
Deputies learned that the same address _ a former radiator business, according to The Spokesman-Review _ was being investigated by a federal task force that targets gang activity.
The sheriff's office SWAT team, bomb unit and hostage negotiators obtained a warrant and searched the building.
Thirty-six-year-old Shawn Mertes was arrested for investigation of aiming or discharging a firearm.
No further information about the task force investigation was immediately released.
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