SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568,

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:55 a.m.

Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) incident tonight. One officer fired his service weapon striking the subject.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The incident is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

Tonight, May 6, 2015, just before 10:00pm, Spokane Police received a call of an armed, possibly suicidal, male at a house in the 5500 block of N. Ash. Officers arrived on scene within several minutes of the initial call to 911. The subject fired several shots. One officer fired at the subject, striking him. The subject was taken into custody. Medical aid was rendered immediately by officers on scene.

Medics were able to treat the subject within minutes and transported him to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

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 Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications on this incident will be sent via the SIRR Team. The Spokane Police Department will release the name of the officer involved in this 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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