Standoff leads to man's arrest for allegedly firing gun in front of Spokane Valley towing business

<p><p>From staff reports</p></p><p><p>Spokane Valley deputies arrested a former employee of Fisher’s Towing on Monday after he allegedly fired a gun in front of the business and fled the scene earlier that morning.</p></p><p><p>Donald E. Weber, 41, is accused of second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm following an hourslong standoff at a house on the 1500 block of North Vista Road, Spokane Valley deputies said Monday. The investigation is ongoing, deputies said.</p></p><p><p>Authorities responded to Fisher’s Towing, at 10803 E. Trent Ave., around 4:30 a.m. after reports of shots fired in the area, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.</p></p><p><p>The owner of the towing company, who also lives at the address, told deputies that Weber – a former part-time employee – came to the house and started yelling. Deputies said when the owner went to the door to investigate after hearing a gunshot, Weber pointed a gun at him, yelled something and took off, deputies said. Nobody was injured.</p></p><p><p>The owner told investigators that he doesn’t know why Weber did this and there wasn’t any conflict between them. </p></p><p><p>Investigators received information that Weber was at a house on North Vista Road. During the ensuing hourslong standoff, responders requested assistance from the SWAT Team, negotiators and additional support units as a perimeter around the residence was established, according to the Sheriff’s Office.</p></p>