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UPDATE: Man Shot By Off-Duty Stevens County Detective Identified

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41-Year-Old Brendon Keith Wright was shot and killed Tuesday night near Rice, WA 41-Year-Old Brendon Keith Wright was shot and killed Tuesday night near Rice, WA
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Stevens County Deputy near Rice, Washington on Tuesday has been identified as 41-year-old Brendon Keith Wright. 

The Stevens County Coroner said Wright died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was from western Washington. 

Wright was shot on Tuesday night when a homeowner called Stevens County Detective Dwayne Johnson to say someone was trying to kick in his door. When detective Johnson arrived, Wright opened fire at Johnson with a shotgun, hitting him with pellets in the ear and hand. Johnson returned fire and hit Wright in chest. 

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation. 
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