UPDATE: Veteran Shot & Killed By Deputies In Spokane Valley - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Veteran Shot & Killed By Deputies In Spokane Valley

Posted: Updated:
  • UPDATE: Veteran Shot & Killed By Deputies In Spokane ValleyMore>>

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

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

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:40 PM EST2014-02-13 04:40:22 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - 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. More >>
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - 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. More >>
  • Veteran Shot And Killed By Law Enforcement Identified

    Veteran Shot And Killed By Law Enforcement Identified

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 8:57 PM EST2014-02-13 01:57:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, the Spokane County Medical Examiner confirmed the identity of the man shot by law enforcement on Tuesday night near the Spokane Valley Mall as 23-year-old Jedadiah Zillmer. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, the Spokane County Medical Examiner confirmed the identity of the man shot by law enforcement on Tuesday night near the Spokane Valley Mall as 23-year-old Jedadiah Zillmer. More >>
  • FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Man Killed By Law Enforcement Was A Purple Heart Recipient

    FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Man Killed By Law Enforcement Was A Purple Heart Recipient

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 8:54 PM EST2014-02-13 01:54:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - We continue to learn new details about Tuesday night’s officer involved shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead. It all started when the man called police saying that he wanted to die from a suicide by law enforcement. Deputies spotted the man’s vehicle on I-90 and followed him for miles before the chase ended at the Sullivan exit in Spokane Valley.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - We continue to learn new details about Tuesday night’s officer involved shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead. It all started when the man called police saying that he wanted to die from a suicide by law enforcement. Deputies spotted the man’s vehicle on I-90 and followed him for miles before the chase ended at the Sullivan exit in Spokane Valley.More >>
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/1aWsm6Z

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) continues to investigate the deputy involved shooting that occurred on the night of February 11, 2014.

New information is as follows:

Investigators have finished processing the scene (at the intersection of Indiana and Sullivan) and collected evidence at the location.

The identity of the deceased individual has been released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. He is identified as 23-year-old Jedadiah Zillmer.

Zillmer was holding one gun at the time of the shooting. Two additional weapons were located on his person. Additionally Zillmer was wearing a ballistic-style vest.

Six deputies fired their service weapons during the incident. Multiple other law enforcement officers from various agencies witnessed the incident.

Several weapons were visible within Zillmer’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle will be completed in the coming days.

Detectives are in the process of interviewing involved deputies and other witnesses.

Investigators are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information to contact Crime Check at 456-2233.

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 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:

SPOKANE, Wash. - According to court documents Jed Zillmer was one of eight soldiers who sued the army after they were denied disability benefits following traumatic experiences in combat. Family told KHQ on Wednesday that Zillmer had been shot in the foot and ultimately experienced a partial amputation to one of his toes.

Zillmer was shot and killed on Wednesday, just about an hour after he called police saying he wanted to die from a suicide by law enforcement. Zillmer pulled off the Sullivan exit in Spokane Valley and that is where six deputies fired. Zillmer had several guns in his possession and was also wearing a bulletproof vest.

Zillmer was awarded a purple heart following his time served in Afghanistan. The lawsuit alleged that the Army denied the benefits simply because the practicing medical professional didn't check the appropriate boxes indicating the struggles he was experiencing. A federal judge ultimately upheld the Army's decision to not extend the benefits to Zillmer and others.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Body cam video shows deadly California gas explosion

    Body cam video shows deadly California gas explosion

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-18 21:50:25 GMT

    INDIO, Calif. - Newly released body camera video of a gas explosion shows just how dangerous a routine call can be for first responders. In the video from August you can see the moment a California duplex explodes, killing the homeowner and injuring one of the officers. Another angle of the video shows a fireball engulfing the home.

    More >>

    INDIO, Calif. - Newly released body camera video of a gas explosion shows just how dangerous a routine call can be for first responders. In the video from August you can see the moment a California duplex explodes, killing the homeowner and injuring one of the officers. Another angle of the video shows a fireball engulfing the home.

    More >>
  • A Washington nonprofit is helping save cats from tall trees

    A Washington nonprofit is helping save cats from tall trees

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-11-18 21:34:02 GMT

    KHQ.com - Two brothers-in-law are doing their part to rescue cats from trees in Washington state. But this isn't your normal fire department tree rescue. The west side of the state has some very tall trees that feline friends can scurry up and then have trouble getting back down. That's where Tom Otto and Shaun Sears come in. The two professional arborists and cat lovers volunteer their time and use specialized gear to rescue cats through their project called Canopy Cat Rescue.

    More >>

    KHQ.com - Two brothers-in-law are doing their part to rescue cats from trees in Washington state. But this isn't your normal fire department tree rescue. The west side of the state has some very tall trees that feline friends can scurry up and then have trouble getting back down. That's where Tom Otto and Shaun Sears come in. The two professional arborists and cat lovers volunteer their time and use specialized gear to rescue cats through their project called Canopy Cat Rescue.

    More >>
  • 2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

    2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-11-18 20:56:02 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers.    Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Saturday that two officers were hurt in the Friday night confrontation, but neither officer was shot.    Holbrook tells The Times of Gainesville that both officers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and have been released.

    More >>

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers.    Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Saturday that two officers were hurt in the Friday night confrontation, but neither officer was shot.    Holbrook tells The Times of Gainesville that both officers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and have been released.

    More >>