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Officer involved in Hillyard shooting

Sun., Dec. 5, 2010

Spokane police closed a section of North Market Street and set up a command center Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe confirmed at least one officer had been involved in a shooting but that no other details were available late Saturday.

Kenny Burke, a 20-year-old Spokane resident, said his sister called him Saturday night and was so hysterical he could not understand what she was trying to tell him. Burke said his sister handed the phone to a friend, who told him that his sister’s boyfriend had pulled a gun on police and was shot. Burke said he drove to the scene to comfort his sister and take her home.

As is protocol for police shootings, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was called in to investigate.

Staff reports

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