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In brief: Convicted felon is jailed after downtown gunfire

Tue., June 10, 2014, midnight

Early-morning gunshots Monday sent a 31-year-old convicted felon back to jail on multiple charges.

Shawn Denman was booked into Spokane County Jail just after 5 a.m. Monday facing counts of theft and illegal possession of a firearm. Spokane police received reports of gunfire around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Main Avenue and Browne Street. They found bullet holes in the wall of a nearby law firm and multiple spent .40-caliber cartridges, according to court documents.

The owner of the gun was detained along with Denman and another man after they ran to a nearby hotel, according to investigators. Denman spent nine months in prison in 2000 for his role in a parking lot robbery in Spokane and is barred from owning guns.

A judge ordered Denman held on $10,000 bail Monday.

ISP: Man shot by officers in CdA fired his gun first

A man shot and killed Friday by Coeur d’Alene police officers first fired a gun at officers in a neighbor’s backyard, the Idaho State Police said Monday.

ISP investigators identified the man as Thomas White, 28, of Coeur d’Alene. The names of three officers involved in the incident have not been released. They are on administrative leave.

Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of East Dragonfly Drive on reports of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, White had left the house for the neighbor’s backyard, and police believed he was armed with a gun. When they made contact with him, White fired and officers returned fire, fatally wounding him, according to ISP.

The Kootenai County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on White on Monday.

Suspect in stabbing caught at bus plaza

A 24-year-old man was arrested late Friday on suspicion of stabbing three others downtown, hours before another stabbing killed a man at the downtown bus plaza.

Spokane police say Levi Fisher provoked a fight that sent three people, including himself, to the hospital with knife wounds. Witnesses said Fisher approached another man outside the Rite-Aid drugstore around 9 p.m. on Howard Street and shoved him, then drew a folding knife as others joined the fray, according to police. Fisher ran to the bus plaza, where he was detained by Spokane Transit Authority security personnel. He was booked into jail after midnight Saturday.

Police recommended three felony counts of second-degree assault. Saturday afternoon, another man was stabbed to death downtown in an unrelated incident.


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