Road rage leads to deadly shooting in north Spokane, suspect arrested

Shooting North Spokane May 15 2021
Kaitlin Knapp
Copyright 4 News Now

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police responded to a deadly shooting that occurred in North Spokane on Saturday morning in what appeared to be caused by road rage.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Spokane Police said they responded to multiple reports of a woman being shot. Police arrived to find a woman lying in the roadway and immediately started life saving measures on her until medics arrived. However, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the alleged shooter, 28-year-old Richard Hough, and two of his family members remained at the scene and were cooperative.

They said Hough and the victim reportedly got into an altercation while driving. When both arrived at a stop on Francis and Addison, Hough and the victim reportedly got out of their cars and exchanged words. The woman was shot while standing in the roadway.

Police said the woman was a passenger in a car driven by a man, who left the scene after she was shot and they are trying to find him.

Hough and his brother were initially detained, but police said the brother was released and Hough was arrested. He has been charged with second degree murder.

Major crimes detectives said the parties didn’t know each other and the incident appeared to be a case of road rage.

The area of Francis and Addison was closed for a good portion of the day, but has since reopened.