SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:36 p.m.

Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident today.

One officer fired their 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.

Today, May 2, 2016, just after 2:30pm, two Spokane Police officers responded to the report of Domestic Violence at an apartment building in the 2700 block of west Sunset Blvd. The initial call indicated there had been some kind of assault between roommates, but that the suspect in the assault had left. A second call came in from the complainant saying the suspect was back, armed with a knife and threatening to kill him. On a third call back, the caller said something about someone trying to kill him with a gun.

When officers arrived on scene, they approached the apartment and were contacted by a male. The male stated he had a gun. Shortly after that, officers advised shots were fired.

Once on the ground, officers moved in and took the male into custody. Medical aid was rendered and the subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.


Officers on scene were equipped with body worn cameras. Any footage captured by the body cameras, as well as any captured by cameras in the area, will be reviewed by investigators.


The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted. The SIRR Team is on-scene investigating the incident and processing the scene. A firearm was recovered near where the subject was taken into custody. 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 names of the officers 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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