Surveillance footage shows man killed at Spokane Valley Hotel in confrontation with shooter

<p><p>Surveillance footage captured the confrontation and shooting that left one man dead in the parking lot of a Spokane Valley hotel last weekend, according to a search warrant filed Thursday. </p></p><p><p>Jackson Purdie, 35, was fatally shot at the Ramada Inn at 905 N. Sullivan Road at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Police have yet to arrest the shooter.</p></p><p><p>Surveillance footage at the hotel and a nearby gas station caught much of the shooting.</p></p><p><p>A man driving a GMC Yukon pulled into the parking lot with Purdie in his rear passenger seat.</p></p><p><p>Purdie got out of the car carrying a white bag and wearing a black backpack, and a woman pulled up in her red Nissan Titan pickup truck, according to the search warrant.</p></p><p><p>The woman parked her car next to the Yukon and Purdie came over to her passenger door.</p></p><p><p> A third man walked up to the hotel door with his hands full of drinks and other items purchased at the nearby gas station.</p></p><p><p>Purdie dropped off his bags in the truck, walked up to the man and pulled out a gun, according to court documents. The man ducked and turned away from Purdie, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>Purdie hit the man on the back of the head with a pistol. He then pointed the gun at a passerby and her dog who were in the parking lot, as shown on the surveillance footage. Witnesses told police Purdie’s gun went off while pointed at the ground.</p></p><p><p>The man then pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Purdie.</p></p><p><p>The shooter ran to a nearby silver Lincoln sedan and fled the scene, according to court documents. The man who arrived with Purdie also left the hotel immediately after the shooting but returned a short time later and took a gun from the woman, who was bending over Purdie’s body.</p></p><p><p>The man who arrived with Purdie again tried to leave the scene but was stopped by responding Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.</p></p><p><p>Deputies and other first responders attempted to resuscitate Purdie, but he died at the scene. The Spokane County Medical Examiner said Purdie’s manner of death was homicide.</p></p><p><p>Investigators found one .45-caliber cartridge casing at the scene. along with a .45-caliber pistol near Purdie’s body. They also located five 9mm cartridges, according to the warrant.</p></p><p><p>The woman told police that she thought the confrontation may have been over drugs. Officers found a substance believed to be methamphetamine in her purse, according to court documents. She said the shooter had tried to rob Purdie in the past.</p></p><p><p>Purdie was a three-time convicted felon, including convictions for possession of a controlled substance.</p></p><p><p>The man identified as the shooter by witnesses is also a felon and has multiple recent drug arrests.</p></p><p><p>The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said they have not named a suspect and the investigation is active and ongoing.</p></p>