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Man killed by Stevens County detective identified

The man shot and killed by Stevens County detective Dwayne Johnson on Tuesday has been identified as Brendon Keith Herman Wright, 41. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Stevens County coroner.

Johnson had responded to a neighbor’s home near the rural community of Rice after the residents called him to report someone was trying to kick in their door. Johnson told investigators that when he arrived at the home Wright opened fire on him with a shotgun. Johnson ran behind his truck and returned fire, killing Wright.

Johnson was treated and released from a local hospital for shotgun pellet wounds to an ear and his left hand.