SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568,

Monday, October 12, 2015 at 3:35 a.m.

Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) incident tonight. Three officers fired their service weapons striking the subject.

No officers were injured during this incident.

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

Tonight, October 12, just after midnight, Spokane Police received a call of domestic violence between a father and son at a house in the 4100 block of E. Longfellow. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with the assault suspect, the son, who was in a vehicle in the driveway of the home. The subject rammed patrol cars and refused to obey orders given by the responding officers. Three officers fired at the subject, striking him. The subject was taken into custody. Medical aid was rendered immediately by officers on scene, including an EMT certified SWAT officer.

Medics were able to treat the subject within minutes and transported him to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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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