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On-scene shooting investigation concludes

The Spokane Investigative Response Team completed its on-scene investigation into Sunday’s officer involved shooting, the response team said Monday.

The names of the two Spokane police officers involved have not been released, but one has been identified as a 48-year-old sergeant with 18 years experience and the other as a 31-year-old officer with two years experience, said Trooper Troy Briggs with the Washington State Patrol in a news release. The names of the officers will only be released by the Spokane Police Department, he said.

Investigators found a large knife near the victim, Briggs said. The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the man after an autopsy, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning. His family on Sunday identified him as Kenneth Dennis, 26.

The response team, which includes officers from the WSP, the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, released a timeline of events as recorded by dispatch.

According to the news release, officers were dispatched at 3:52 a.m. to 5726 N. Elgin for a report of domestic violence. An officer arrived on the scene at 3:57 a.m. At 3:59 a.m., a second officer arrived. Shots were fired three minutes later, at 4:02 a.m. At 4:08 a.m. the Spokane Fire Department arrived, followed by an ambulance at 4:13 a.m.

The investigation is continuing and WSP anticipates releasing more information Thursday.

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