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The original item was published from 8/15/2017 10:21:13 AM to 8/30/2017 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Male Armed With Gun Refuses Deputies Commands and is Shot


Early this morning, Spokane Valley Deputies received a call to check the welfare of an adult male in the 3200 block of south Glenn Ct. Responding Deputies were advised he was making threats to harm himself via text message, specifically mentioning a bullet. The caller also advised there were guns in the home. When deputies arrived on scene, the male was holding the gun and refused multiple commands to drop it, causing one of the deputies to fire their weapon.


On August 14, 2017, just before 2:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies were called to the 3200 block of south Glenn Ct. Information received at that time was a male had been making suicidal threats to a friend via text message.

Arriving deputies encountered a male at the home, armed with a gun, who would not follow commands. Shortly after, deputies advised shots had been fired and requested medics.

The male was transported to an area hospital where he was being treated for non-life threatening wounds.

The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted and SIRR Team investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation and processed the scene for evidence. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Police Department, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane Valley Police.

• The Spokane Police Department is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications regarding this investigation will be sent via the SIRR Team.

• The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will release the names of the deputies involved in the incident.

• Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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