Court docs: ATF agent shot during undercover operation Friday in Spokane

<p><p>A federal agent shot Friday was part of an undercover operation at a Motel 6 west of downtown, according to court documents released Wednesday. </p></p><p><p>The documents allege Vincint Petrushkin as one of three men involved in the incident, which sent a large police response to the hotel in the evening hours Friday. An ATF agent was shot and later released from the hospital, but authorities had been tight-lipped about what led to the shooting. </p></p><p><p>The agency had set up a deal at the hotel involving Randy Holmes, according to court records. Holmes was seen in surveillance video “exchanging gunfire” with the undercover agent near a gray Dodge Charger. The Charger fled the scene of the firefight. </p></p><p><p>About a half hour later, police tracked the Charger to a nearby Hampton Inn. There, they found Petrushkin and Burns, who had left the vehicle. Petrushkin  told police he’d traveled to the motel to buy a gun with Holmes. </p></p><p><p>Petrushkin is currently under post-release supervision following a 17-month prison term for a second-degree assault felony assault charge. That conviction makes possession of a firearm illegal. </p></p><p><p>Neither Holmes nor Burns are listed in custody of the Spokane County Jail.</p></p><p><p>A Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center spokesperson said Wednesday she could neither confirm nor deny that Holmes was a patient.</p></p><p><p>Petrushkin was booked just after noon on Tuesday, according to jail records. He’s scheduled to make a first court appearance in federal court on Wednesday. </p></p><p><p><em>This story is developing and will be updated. </em></p></p>