Cpl. Nick Briggs, PIO
Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 8:10 a.m.
SPD arrests 4 suspects in this weeks drive-by shooting homicide
On 2/09/2023 members of SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU), Stolen Property Enforcment and Recovery (SPEAR) Unit, Speical Investigative Unit (SIU), the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), SWAT, Hostage Negotiation Team(HNT), Drone, and Tactical Operations deployed to apprehend four people believed to be involved in a triple shooting on 2/08/2023 in the Perry Distric of Spokane (see original release below).
Earlier in the day, the victim’s stolen Honda Odyssey was located in the Spokane Valley after an observant citizen called in a tip. During the deployment officers tracked the vehicle, which was driven by one of the suspects. As officers approached, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprended without incident after a brief attempt to escape.
Later in the day, officers located two more suspects at a house in the 700 block of E. Wellesley and with assistance from SWAT, apprehended the male and female without incident as well.
The final suspect was located at a motel in the 7000 block of E. Trent. SWAT members observed the suspect, approached him and announced commands to surrender. The suspect ignored the commands and fled towards a motel room. SWAT members attempted to control the suspect who fought violently with officers, including pulling a gun from his pocket. SWAT managed to control the suspect utilizing less lethal apprenhension tools. One officers suffered a minor injury during the apprehension.
Arrested and charged with 1 count of 1st Degree Murder and 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault each are Hagen F. Charbonneau (18) – apprehended with the vehicle, Gavin M. McGregor (21) and Sapphire B. Jesfersen (20) –apprehended at the Wellesley location, and a 16-year old juvenile located at the motel. The juvenile was also charged with 1st Degree Robbery. McGregor has one prior felony conviction for 2nd Degree Robbery.
SPD officers worked tirelessly to identify and remove 4 violent and dangerous suspects - who posed a great risk to the community - from the streets, and did so within a 24 hour period of the shooting of 3 people.
Original Rlease 2/8/23:
One dead, two injured in shooting near Liberty Park
On 02-08-2023, just before 8:30PM, SPD received multiple calls from the 1700 block of E 7th Ave regarding a shooting. Officers arrived and located one victim who was deceased, and two victims who were wounded. Officers provided first aid prior to the surviving victims being transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has responded. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently unknown.
SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that was possibly involved in the incident. Investigators are looking for a light blue 2004 Honda Odyssey, Washington license plate ASH3415 (photo attached). If you see or know the whereabouts of the vehicle please call 911; do not approach it or attempt to contact occupants as they may be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about this incident, who has not spoken with investigators, is asked to call crime check at 509-456-2233.
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Cpl. Nick Briggs