Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred this evening at a residence located in the 17300 block of East Montgomery in Spokane Valley.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., an occupant of the home reported he had just shot at male who knocked on his door and that the male ran off.
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies immediately responded to the location, contacted the male and set up a perimeter. The initial information reported to deputies was that the occupant armed himself prior to answering the door and went outside. He noticed a male in his yard and at some point the male rushed him. He shot at the male and the male ran away. He was unsure if he hit the male or not.
Deputies located the male in the yard of a neighboring residence within minutes of arriving on scene. The male had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his leg and was uncooperative with the deputies’ commands. Deputies were able to safely detain the subject and provide initial medical treatment until medics arrived and took over.
As medical personnel were treating the male, he lost consciousness and despite their efforts to save his life, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation. The occupant of the residence has been cooperative and is currently being interviewed.
No arrests have been made at this time and investigators will be at the scene for several hours overnight
This is an active investigation and any updates will be provided later in the day tomorrow when appropriate to do so.