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Press Release from the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team

Posted 9/6/2012 6:26 PM by MDGREGORY

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed a domestic violence suspect just after noon today.

At 10:30am this morning, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of 1300 N. Skipworth to take a domestic violence report. The female victim reported she had been stabbed by her boyfriend the night before, and ...showed deputies her injuries. The male suspect had taken her black Mercedes and fled the home prior to deputies’ arrival.

A short time later, the suspect, driving the black Mercedes, drove past deputies parked in the area of University and Boone. Deputies pursued the suspect for a few blocks until the suspect fled the vehicle on foot. Other responding deputies confronted the suspect in the backyard of the Skipworth address. At 12:08 pm, Deputies advised “shots fired” and immediately began performing CPR.

Medics arrived and transported the suspect to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Members of the Spokane Investigative Regional Response team responded to complete the investigation, per the regional critical incident protocol. Under the protocol a case manager is assigned, in this incident the Spokane Police Department detectives will be case managers, with assistance from the Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Information is very limited as detectives are in the initial phase of the investigation. An autopsy will be completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office, and the identity of the suspect will be confirmed and released by their office.