Two men indicted on allegations related to shooting of ATF agent in Spokane

<p><p>The two men tied by prosecutors to <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/05/atf-agent-shot-during-operation-at-motel-6″ target=”_blank”>the shooting of a federal agent at a Spokane</a> motel earlier this month have been indicted by a grand jury. </p></p><p><p>Randy Holmes, 24, faces three criminal counts in an indictment handed down Tuesday, including <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/12/man-shot-by-atf-agent-last-week-had-illegally-owne” target=”_blank”>assaulting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent with a deadly weapon</a>. The agent, a man identified only by the initials A.J. in the indictment, was released from the hospital shortly after the shooting.</p></p><p><p>Holmes allegedly exchanged gunfire with the agent from a Glock semiautomatic handgun, according to the indictment. He’d been barred from owning a firearm by a previous felony conviction, prosecutors say.</p></p><p><p>The charges carry a potential prison sentence of up to 30 years.</p></p><p><p>Vincent Petrushkin, 35, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Petrushkin <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/10/court-docs-atf-agent-shot-during-undercover-operat” target=”_blank”>was identified in surveillance camera footage fleeing the scene of the shooting</a>, a Motel 6 off Sunset Boulevard, on Nov. 5, according to court records.</p></p><p><p>Investigators said the shooting occurred during an undercover operation by the ATF.</p></p><p><p>Both men are in custody of the Spokane County Jail.</p></p>