Spokane Valley Deputies and Major Crimes Detectives responded to a shooting call Saturday evening. Information learned during the investigation showed the shooting appeared to have been accidental.
The suspect, a 24-time convicted felon, is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm, and was arrested. The victim suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the lower back and was transported to the hospital for additional care.
On March 11, 2023, at approximately 5:35 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex located at 10101 E. Main Avenue in Spokane Valley. A caller indicated an adult female who was bleeding and had possibly been shot.
Arriving Deputies contacted the victim and provided emergency medical aid until Spokane Valley Fire personnel arrived and took over.
The adult female victim was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her back. After additional care, her injury is believed to be non-life-threatening.
The suspect, later identified as 57-year-old Glenn D. Anderson (AKA: Green), returned to the area where the shooting occurred and was contacted and detained by Deputies.
Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation.
Initial information gained through the investigation and witness statements indicates the shooting occurred in a vehicle and may have been accidental. The victim, suspect, and a third person are family relations and were getting into the car to go out when the handgun appeared to have been accidentally discharged.
Detective D. Meyer learned Anderson was a 24-time convicted felon and prohibited from legally possessing a firearm. Detective Meyer developed probable cause to charge Anderson with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree. The pistol was recovered from a nearby apartment after gaining consent from the resident.
Anderson was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the abovementioned changes. He was released the following day on his own recognizance by Spokane County Superior Court Judge C. Bjelkengren.
This remains an active investigation, and no further information is available at this time.