SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568,

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.

Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) incident this afternoon. Two 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.

Today, November 7, 2015, at approximately 12:30pm, Spokane Police received several calls of a disorderly subject at Division/Cataldo. Some of the callers reported that the subject attempted to get into their vehicles and was armed with a knife. Officers were on scene within five minutes. Two officers fired shots after confronting the subject. The subject was taken into custody. Medical aid was rendered immediately by officers on scene.

Medics treated the subject and transported him to a local hospital where he is currently 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(s) of the officer(s) 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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