SIRR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting; Suspect Wanted in Reno

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:45 a.m.

Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident this morning. One officer fired his service weapon striking the suspect.

No officers or other civilians were injured during this incident.

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

This morning, September 18, 2017, just after 2:30am, Spokane Police Patrol Officers spotted a vehicle known to be driven by a suspect wanted out of Reno, Nevada. The suspect had two felony warrants; one for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and another for Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle. Once officers activated their emergency lights to initiate traffic stop, a brief pursuit ensued. The vehicle crashed just west of Monroe on Sinto. Just after the crash, officers reported shots were fired. What appear to be two firearms were located in close proximity to the scene.

Medical aid was rendered by officers immediately and the suspect was transported to an area hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

A passenger fled the vehicle and is still outstanding. He is described as a black male wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on who this subject is or where he may be is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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. 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 Washington State Patrol 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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