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Posted on: November 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] SIIR Team Investigating Deputy-Involved Shooting in Spokane Valley

PR 2023

SIIR Team Investigating Deputy-Involved 

Shooting in Spokane Valley

This evening, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported domestic violence call in the 6800 block of E. 10th Avenue in Spokane Valley. As Deputies responded, they were informed the male suspect had a valid domestic violence warrant for his arrest and a no-contact order restraining him from contacting the victim. Shortly after Deputies arrived, they reported shots were fired, and the suspect was struck. Immediate medical aid was provided, and the suspect was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Deputies noted what appeared to be a firearm was observed near the location where the suspect was shot and fell to the ground. 

No uninvolved citizens, the victim, or Deputies were injured during this incident. 

The Officer-Involved Protocol was invoked, and the Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team is investigating the incident. 

Initial information indicates that on November 14, 2023, after 6:00 pm., a third party reported a possible domestic violence incident at a residence in the 6800 block of E. 10th Avenue in Spokane Valley. The original information stated a male roommate broke a door and would not leave the female victim alone. Due to a high volume of priority calls, Deputies were not immediately available to respond. A few minutes later, the call was updated, advising the male had left the residence.

A check of the suspect’s male revealed an active domestic violence warrant for his arrest and a no-contact order restraining him from contacting the victim. 

As Deputies responded to the residence, they were advised the suspect had returned to the home and was now armed with a gun. Minutes after Deputies arrived at the location, they reported shots had been fired and the suspect was struck. Immediate medical aid was provided as soon as the scene was safe. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Deputies noted what appeared to be a firearm on the ground near the location where the suspect was shot, but as evidence, they did not touch, inspect, or recover it. The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted, and the scene was secured, pending an investigation by the Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team.

The SIIR Team is on-scene, processing evidence and documenting the scene. The SIIR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, the Washington State Patrol, Liberty Lake Police Department, Airway Heights Police Department, Spokane Valley Police Department, and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

  • The Washington State Patrol is the managing agency for this incident. All future communications regarding this incident will be sent via the SIIR Team.
  • The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will release the name of the Deputy involved in this incident when appropriate.

 

In compliance with WAC 139-12, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office/Spokane Valley Police Department personnel will not be involved in this investigation.

Per standard protocol, the Deputy who fired his weapon was placed on administrative leave. 

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

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