A man has been taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Spokane Valley. His condition is unknown.
Spokane Valley Police responded to a 12:37 p.m. call of a suicidal man with a gun in the 4700 block of East Third Avenue.
Authorities have not said how many shots were fired. A neighbor said two officers were involved.
The 27-year-old man was alive when he was transported, a spokesperson said.
The fatal incident protocol has been invoked, which means the Spokane Police Department will investigate.
Robin Ross, a neighbor, said he was asleep in the basement when he heard what he believes were five shots fired.
One police officer had a handgun and the other had a shotgun, Ross said.
The man was shot in his front yard, and bullets penetrated a wall of Ross’s house. His wife was sitting inside the house at the time with their 4-year-old grandson, he said.
Neither Ross nor his daughter, Nikki Ross, who also lives in the house, knew their neighbor’s name, but they said he is a quiet person who keeps to himself.