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UPDATED: Fri., April 11, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

Two SPD shootings in 2013 ruled justified

The Spokane County Prosecutors Office announced late Friday that two Spokane Police Department shootings in 2013 were justified.


Shawn Vestal: Cocksure Spokane police critics jump the gun

Pure, knee-jerk cynicism is exactly as simpleminded as pure, knee-jerk naiveté. And among the many things that have dripped toxins into the relations between the city and the police, this …


Police identify officers involved in fatal shooting

Spokane police on Thursday released the names of five officers involved in last week’s fatal North Side shooting of armed robbery suspect Stephen C. Corkery. They are Sgts. John Roys …


Police identify officers in shooting

The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the five officers involved in last week’s fatal shooting of armed robbery suspect Stephen Corkery.


Robbery suspect killed by police had pellet gun

The weapon recovered from a home at 1527 W. Grace where a robbery suspect was shot and killed by police last week was a pellet gun, according to court documents.


Spokane Police say they negotiated repeatedly with Stephen Corkery before he was shot

The Spokane Police Department clarified Monday that officers repeatedly negotiated with a robbery suspect while he was just inside the doorway of a home in northwest Spokane. The suspect, Steven …


Suspect in Spokane robberies wrote note about role before police killed him

Robbery suspect Stephen C. Corkery wrote a confession and an apology to his family and told friends he wouldn’t go back to prison in the days leading up to his …


Shawn Vestal: Police shooting follow-up will determine progress

So here it is: Money-where-your-mouth-is time for the Spokane Police Department. Officers shot a robbery suspect to death on Wednesday night, right outside his front door. Chief Frank Straub described …


Spokane man shot dead by police had drug-use history

A 30-year-old man shot and killed by Spokane police outside a home in northwest Spokane on Wednesday night had a history of drug use and was barred from owning a …


Robbery suspect shot dead by police identified

Stephen C. Corkery, 30, was identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner as the man shot multiple times following a standoff in northwest Spokane on Wednesday.


Police kill Baskin-Robbins robbery suspect

Police officers shot and killed a robbery suspect Wednesday night outside a home in north Spokane. Police said they had been watching the man in a home at the corner …


SWAT sniper identified in Tuesday’s deputy-involved shooting

A 13-year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and longtime marksman with the agency’s SWAT team was identified as the shooter who struck Bonnie Ulrick, 37, following an hours-long …


Police: Woman shot by SWAT officers wanted ‘suicide by cop’

Bonnie Ulrick, 37, told deputies over the phone she was armed and would not surrender before being struck by a sniper bullet during a SWAT standoff early Tuesday, according to …


Montana fugitive shot, arrested in Valley

An early morning standoff Tuesday between two wanted fugitives from Montana and a SWAT team at a Spokane Valley motel ended with an armed woman shot in the hand, investigators …


UPDATED: Tue., March 4, 2014, 2:09 p.m.

Woman shot in hand by deputies following Spokane Valley standoff

A woman wanted on a felony warrant out of Montana was shot by law enforcement following a standoff at a Spokane Valley motel early Tuesday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office …


Sheriff’s office releases recordings of response to Zillmer call, fatal shooting by deputies

Emergency dispatchers warned law enforcement responding to a high-speed chase with a suicidal Army veteran earlier this month that the man was seeking a confrontation. “He says he doesn’t plan …


911 dispatchers say Afghanistan veteran wanted confrontation with police

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released on Thursday 40 minutes of audio from dispatchers responding to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jedadiah Zillmer earlier this month. The tapes include deputies …


Deputies named in Jedadiah Zillmer shooting

The majority of the six Spokane County sheriff’s deputies who fired their guns at a despondent and armed Afghanistan war veteran following a highway chase have been investigated in other …


Deputies involved in fatal shooting following chase identified

Six deputies fired on Jed Zillmer, an Afghanistan war veteran who the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said led them on a highway chase last week, armed and threatening to kill …


Veteran was heavily armed when killed by deputies, investigators say

Jed Zillmer, the 23-year-old Army veteran who was shot by law enforcement after a lengthy chase Tuesday, was heavily armed at the time, investigators say.


Sheriff Knezovich: Man in police shooting had gun, body armor

A young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a combat veteran wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits. Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, died …


Man killed Tuesday night had been denied disability benefits by Army

The young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a U.S. Army combat veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits.


Parents of man shot by police concerned about his mental care

The grinning portrait of a 16-year-old Aaron Johnson, wearing a ballcap, is a reminder to his adoptive mother of her son’s impetuous nature – a personality trait made worse by …


Park ranger shooting details to remain sealed indefinitely

Investigative details in a September shooting by National Park Service rangers trying to break up a noisy houseboat party at a remote campground near Kettle Falls will remain sealed indefinitely …


Spokane police shooting investigation slowed

The outside investigation into a Spokane police shooting behind Truth Ministries last week has been slowed as the lead detective stayed home sick with the flu for several days. As …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 10:49 p.m.

Straub: Officers shoot knife-wielding man outside Truth Ministries shelter

Police officers shot a man Thursday night behind Truth Ministries in east Spokane.


No charges will be filed in Coeur d’Alene police shooting

No charges will be filed against a Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot and killed a man armed with two knives in August. Officer Spencer Mortensen shot Eric B. Johnston, …


Idaho trooper justified in shooting armed man, prosecutor says

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …


Prosecutor: Idaho trooper ‘justified’ in shooting man on I-90

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …


SIRR forwards investigation of Salvation Army shooting to prosecutors; no charges recommended

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed its investigation of an officer-involved shooting in August, according to a news release. The report has been forwarded to county prosecutors.