SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Sgt. Teresa Fuller

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:09 a.m.

Update 4/22/21:

The name of the Spokane Police Officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from April 17, 2021 in the area of 500 S. Cannon Street is being released. Officer Brandon Roy fired his service weapon in the OIS

Officer Brandon Roy was hired by the Spokane Police Department in 2016. Prior to working at SPD, Officer Roy attended Spokane Community College where he graduated and earned his Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice. While attending SCC, Officer Roy was inducted into the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success.

Officer Roy is a former employee of the Spokane Community College Security Department. He promoted to the rank of Corporal then Sergeant of the Security Department prior to being hired by SPD.

Officer Roy is assigned to patrol and is a member of the Spokane Police Department Tactical Team (TAC).

Officer Roy was awarded a Life Saving Medal in May of 2018. While on patrol, Officer Roy came across a victim of a stabbing on Sprague Way, and provided life saving measures. In February of 2021, he was awarded the Medal of Merit as a member of the TAC Team. Additionally, he has received numerous letters of commendation.

Original Release 4/17/21:

A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident early this morning. The officer fired his service weapon at an armed vehicle prowling suspect. The suspect, an adult male, was pronounced deceased on scene.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The incident is being investigated by the Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team.

The following is preliminary information gathered from statements of civilian witnesses and witness officers.

Saturday, April 17, 2021, just after 3:30am, Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of 500 S Cannon on the report of a vehicle prowling. The victim stated the prowler was in their (the victim’s) car and had pointed a gun at them when the victim confronted the suspect. Officers arrived on scene within minutes. The suspect was still inside the victim’s vehicle, armed with a firearm. There was an exchange of gunfire. Officers attempted life-saving measures until medics arrived, but, despite their efforts, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted. The SIIR Team is on-scene investigating the incident and processing the scene. The SIIR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane Police Department.

•        The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications on this incident will be sent via the SIIR Team.

•        The Spokane Police Department will release the name of the officer involved in this incident.

  • Once the SIIR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
  • The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the decedent’s name.
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