UPDATE: Deadly Shooting In Spokane Valley; Authorities Looking F - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Deadly Shooting In Spokane Valley; Authorities Looking For Witnesses

Posted: Updated:
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/1etnWzl

SIRR Team Investigates Deputy Involved Shooting: Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in Officer Involved Shooting incident (O.I.S.). The incident is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.Just after 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 911 received a call from a male indicating he was suicidal, had weapons and wanted law enforcement to kill him.

Local law enforcement agencies attempted to locate the male. He indicated he was traveling on I-90 into the Spokane Valley. The male continued contact with 911 dispatch as he traveled eastbound on I-90. North Idaho law enforcement agencies located the male on I-90 in Idaho. They engaged in a pursuit that headed west toward Spokane County.

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies took over the pursuit at the state line. The male exited the freeway at Sullivan and stopped at the intersection at Indiana and Sullivan. A short time later, deputies advised that shots had been fired and requested medics respond to the scene. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has additional information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Due to the fact that this was an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.), the Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol was enacted. The SIRR Team is on-scene investigating the incident. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Liberty Lake Police Department, Airway Heights Police Department, and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The Spokane Police Department is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications on this incident will be sent out via the SIRR Team. The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the deceased individual. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will release the names of the deputies involved in this incident. Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

PREVIOUS STORY:

One man was shot and killed following a high speed pursuit that ended near the Spokane Valley Mall on Tuesday night. 
It started around 7:00 PM when Spokane Police received a call from a man who was in a car claiming to be unstable and threatening suicide by forcing police to shoot him.

Officers from Spokane and Deputies from Spokane County responded and located the car the man was in. They followed him as he drove all the way to Coeur d'Alene before turning around.

Sheriff's Deputies picked up the pursuit again when he crossed back into Washington.

Finally, man got off of the Sullivan exit near the Spokane Valley Mall and got out of his car. Moments later deputies say he made a threatening move and they opened fire. 

Deputy Mark Gregory told KHQ on scene that the man, who has not yet been identified, was heavily armed.

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confirmed the man was a veteran who had earned the Purple Heart after serving in Afghanistan

Shortly after being shot, the man was taken to the hospital, where we are told he was pronounced dead. 

Critical incident protocol has been invoked, and Major Crimes Detectives from the Spokane Police Department will be the lead agency in the investigation.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner is expected to release the man's identity on Wednesday. 
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Thunderbirds kick of Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base

    Thunderbirds kick of Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:43:13 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Could you hear the thunder in the sky? Thunderbirds gave a spectacular show to kick off the Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base. Team Fairchild is celebrating 75 years of heritage and community partnership with the 2017 Skyfest air show and open house.  This free event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Our gates open at 9:00 a.m. and aerial events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

    More >>

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Could you hear the thunder in the sky? Thunderbirds gave a spectacular show to kick off the Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base. Team Fairchild is celebrating 75 years of heritage and community partnership with the 2017 Skyfest air show and open house.  This free event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Our gates open at 9:00 a.m. and aerial events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

    More >>
  • Post Falls woman pleads guilty to stealing from a tribal organization

    Post Falls woman pleads guilty to stealing from a tribal organization

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:33:48 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - 53-year-old Julianna Park from Post Falls pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from a tribal organization.  According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Parker was an employee of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in its Natural Resources Department in the Land Services Program since 2009.  In 2015, an investigation revealed that Parker stole 15 checks totaling $12,870.09 that were meant for the tribe. 

    More >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - 53-year-old Julianna Park from Post Falls pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from a tribal organization.  According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Parker was an employee of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in its Natural Resources Department in the Land Services Program since 2009.  In 2015, an investigation revealed that Parker stole 15 checks totaling $12,870.09 that were meant for the tribe. 

    More >>
  • Psychologists not liable for CIA interrogations, lawyers say

    Psychologists not liable for CIA interrogations, lawyers say

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:24:57 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Lawyers for two psychologists who helped craft the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror say their clients should be as free from liability as a worker for a company that supplied the Nazis with the poison gas used at concentration camps. The American Civil Liberties Union argues the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they designed, including waterboarding. The 

    More >>

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Lawyers for two psychologists who helped craft the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror say their clients should be as free from liability as a worker for a company that supplied the Nazis with the poison gas used at concentration camps. The American Civil Liberties Union argues the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they designed, including waterboarding. The 

    More >>