SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. Shane Phillips, PIO

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team is investigating a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) officer-involved shooting that occurred on March 6th, 2017, in the 18700 block of North Leslie Ln. in North Spokane County.

The suspect, identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner as 47 year old Dean J. Bellamy, died at the scene.

On March 6, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a domestic violence call was reported at a residence located in the 18700 block of North Leslie Ln. in North Spokane County.

Deputies were dispatched to the residence and contacted the victims. Deputies also attempted to contact Bellamy but he refused to comply. Based on previous contacts with Bellamy SCSO SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams were called to the scene.

Multiple attempts were made requesting Bellamy to comply and surrender peacefully. Eventually the suspect fired a weapon at deputies who then returned fire. An SCSO Sgt. advised that he had been shot and measures began to evacuate him from the scene.

Later, a robot was used to enter the home. The robot located Bellamy who was deceased.

The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted and the scene secured. The SIRR Team responded and began their investigating with the assistance of the Forensic Unit. Both units were on scene collecting evidence and interviewing late into the evening.

This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation. SIRR detectives and Spokane County Forensic Unit Technicians continue to process evidence, interview witnesses and interview the officers involved with 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 Police Department is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications on this incident will be sent via the SIRR Team.
  • The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will release the name of the wounded Sergeant and deputies involved in this incident at a later time when appropriate.
  • 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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