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March 13, 2009 in City
Jesse Tinsley photo

Shonto Pete, center, the man shot by Spokane Police officer James “Jay” Olsen, exchanges heated words with Robert Cossey, Olsen’s attorney after a hearing Friday where the jury determined that Olsen acted in self-defense. Pete and the unidentified man at right, followed Olsen and his legal team to Cossey’s office on Monroe St. after the hearing to express his outrage about the decision.

Jesse Tinsley photo

Shonto Pete, right, the man shot by Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, exchanges heated words Friday, March 13, 2009, in the doorway of the office of Robert Cossey, Olsen’s attorney, after Olsen was acquitted of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment for shooting Pete in the head and firing four other bullets in Peaceful Valley on Feb. 26, 2007. At left is a bailbondsman from a nearby office who came out to see what was going on. Pete and another man had followed Olsen and his legal team to Cossey’s office on Monroe Street.