Officer involved shooting during crime scene investigation

Tim Schwering, Director of Strategic Initiatives, 509.625.4109

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.

At approximately 10 a.m. this morning (4/29/14), Spokane Police Officers responded to 2512 N. Standard to investigate a female who was deceased at the location. In the course of the investigation Major Crime detectives developed a person of interest in the homicide and began to search for him.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., while at the corner of Jackson and Standard, the person of interest drove through police barricades. His vehicle came to a stop at the corner where several officers and others were standing. He exited his vehicle with what appeared to be a firearm in his hand. Officers engaged the individual believing that there was a threat to the officers and the community. Lifesaving measures were immediately taken by officers on the scene. The individual is deceased at the scene and what appears to be a firearm has been recovered next to his body. Once again, members of the Spokane Police Department engaged a dangerous individual in order to protect themselves and the community they serve.

  • This is preliminary information based on initial reports at the scene.
  • This is an ongoing investigation.
  • The Spokane Police Department will continue to conduct the homicide investigation.

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) will investigate the officer involved shooting. The SIRR Team is comprised of the Washington State Patrol, the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, and other member agencies.

The lead investigative agency is the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The Washington State Patrol, Trooper Jeff Sevigney will act as the public information officer for the SIRR Team.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the name of the deceased individual as well as the official cause of death for both the homicide victim and the deceased individual in the police action shooting.

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