SIRR Team Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12:26 a.m.

A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident (O.I.S.). The incident is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

Tonight, 11/8/2014, a Spokane Police officer was involved in an officer involved shooting.

The incident was initiated by a report of Domestic Violence Stalking that came in at approximately 7:35 p.m. Probable cause was established for the suspect for Domestic Violence Stalking. Additionally, it was determined the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle.

In an effort to protect the safety of the alleged Stalking victim as well as the safety of the public, officers began work to locate the suspect.

Over the course of approximately an hour the suspect was reported to be driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

A pursuit was initiated. The suspect was reported to have nearly hit an officer during at least one point in the pursuit.

The incident ended near the intersection of Post and Montgomery.

Shots were fired and the suspect was transported to the hospital.

The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted. The SIRR Team is on-scene investigating the incident. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

The Stalking suspect is hospitalized and currently listed in stable condition.

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