Assaulted Man’s Car Stolen After Offering Ride in Spokane

Spokane, Washington – A violent assault occurred near Spokane International Airport, leaving a man injured and his car stolen. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident took place in the vicinity of West 50th Avenue and South Grove Road. The victim, who had limited English proficiency, sought help from a deputy after his car was taken.

The victim recounted stopping at a gas station near South Hayford Road and US 2, where he was approached by a man asking for a ride. Agreeing to the request, the victim drove the individual to the 6000 block of West 50th Avenue. However, upon arrival, the suspect demanded the victim exit the vehicle. Subsequently, the suspect brandished a gun and unleashed a violent attack on the victim, resulting in a severe injury.

During the assault, another individual arrived on the scene and joined in the attack, causing further harm to the victim. In the process of trying to prevent his car from being stolen, the victim sustained a serious injury to his finger. Despite efforts to locate the victim’s stolen green 1999 Ford Mustang and the suspect’s potential white Subaru, the search proved unsuccessful.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to actively investigate the incident. Anyone with relevant information regarding the assault is urged to contact Crime Check at 509-456-2233, with reference #10076122 to provide assistance in the case. The authorities are working diligently to gather further details and apprehend those responsible for the violent assault and car theft near the airport.