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Man shot by police charged with assault

Thu., Dec. 17, 2009, 1:23 p.m.

A man shot by Spokane Valley police after answering his door armed with a revolver has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

Donald J. Lafavor, 65, appeared in Superior Court this afternoon after being released from the hospital he’d been in since just after the Nov. 28 shooting at his apartment t 8910 E. Broadway.

Officers Ryan Walter and Rustin Olson fired at least eight shots at Lafavor after he pointed a .38 revolver at them when they responded to a domestic violence call, police said. Lafavor allegedly pointing the gun at the officers led to the assault charges.

A woman identified as Kerey M. Edison, 37, was in the bathroom at the time of the shooting.

Edison told police that Lafavor was “agitated and angry” and told her he would point the gun “at whoever was at the door,” records say.

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