Lengthy standoff in Spokane Valley ends in suspect’s arrest

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A lengthy standoff between Spokane County law enforcement and a wanted suspect ended with a successful arrest.

On Saturday afternoon, Spokane County deputies responded to an apartment complex in Spokane Valley near East 4th Avenue and South Eastern Road to reports of a wanted suspect believed to be armed and dangerous.

The suspect, 29-year-old Antonio M. Davis, was wanted on several felony and misdemeanor warrants/charges. He was previously wanted in Nevada in 2017 for being a felon in possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies arrived at the scene and contacted Davis, telling him he was under arrest. Davis then took off running, went into an apartment and slammed the door behind him. Deputies established a perimeter and advised Davis to surrender peacefully.

After several unsuccessful attempts, deputies obtained a search warrant and requested assistance from the SWAT Team, Rescue Task Force (RTF), Negotiators, EDU, SRASU and K9 Units.

After several hours, the door to the apartment was breached, however Davis had escaped onto the complex’s roof after accessing the attic. Davis later surrendered and SWAT and RTF members used a ladder to get Davis off the roof.

Davis was then taken into custody. A loaded handgun with an extended magazine was found inside the apartment and seized. Investigators are currently determining if that weapon was linked to any recent shootings in the area.

Davis was booked into the Spokane County Jail for his warrants, charging him with two counts of residential burglary, two counts of violation of a court order and fourth-degree assault. This investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges are possible.

Anyone with information regarding any local shooting incidents is urged to submit tips to the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force by going to their website at https://stopspokanegangs.org/.

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