‘We were disappointed and alarmed’: Downtown Spokane bar issues statement after shooting
SPOKANE, Wash. — Management at a downtown Spokane bar said they were disappointed and alarmed to hear about a shooting in front of their business over the weekend.
Spokane Police were called to Boraccho Tacos & Tequileria for a shooting call early Sunday morning.
When the officer got on scene, he found the suspect being held down on the ground with a gun nearby.
The downtown bar issued the following statement on Monday:
” At Borracho we were disappointed and alarmed to hear about the incident that occurred in front of the establishment in the early hours of Sunday morning on October 27th. The situation involved an individual that discharged a weapon in the air along the sidewalk, which thankfully did not result in any injuries.
We are incredibly grateful to the brave and quick thinking law enforcement officers, staff, and passerby’s that were able to quickly subdue the individual and eliminate any threats to the large crowds enjoying the Halloween celebrations.
Borracho’s first priority has always and will continue to be the safety of its guests. We take pride in the high staff to customer ratios, training, and the additional security that we have always provided in order to quickly and safely respond to situations such as this. ”
Police said there was a fight at the bar and a man fired one round. No one was hit. Investigators do not believe the man fired at any specific person and did not verify if he was arrested.
Within minutes of responding to that call, police were dispatched to a separate shooting report just a few blocks away. Two women were injured and a 24-year-old woman was arrested for assault.
Police stopped the suspect’s vehicle and also arrested the driver, 20-year-old Emmanuel Tensey.
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