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Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Hunters

A Stevens County deputy shot and killed a suspect in Hunters on Highway 25 Wednesday night in front of multiple witnesses.

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating the shooting, with the Spokane Police Department as the lead agency.

Spokane police said in a news release the incident began when deputies responded to a “domestic situation” in the 4900 block of Hunter-Shop Road.

A temporary Red Cross shelter for fire evacuees has been set up in that block. Red Cross spokesman Colin Downey said Red Cross employees called the police after they were told there was a man with a gun outside.

“Someone came into the shelter and said there was a disturbance out front,” he said.

Downey said Red Cross employees locked down the shelter, but was not sure if any shelter workers had seen the man with a gun. He did not have any more details about the incident, he said.

Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said three deputies responded.

Spokane police said the man fled from deputies on foot, then produced a firearm. One deputy fired and hit the suspect, the release said.

No citizens or deputies were injured during the incident.


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