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Police shooting closes Market Street

Spokane Police have closed a section of North Market Street and set up a command center, after an officer-involved shooting.


Officers in shooting named

Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …


Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Police reopen shooting scene

Investigators wrapped up their search of the scene of Friday’s fatal police shooting and reopened the neighborhood about noon Saturday. The shooter, who was killed after firing shots at a …


Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …


Man killed by deputy had been suicidal

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …


Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy

Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …


Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d

The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.


Valley man shot, killed in police confrontation

A Spokane Valley man is dead after a confrontation with police Sunday night.


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


Shot woman said to have given birth

A spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation into last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman by a Washington State Patrol sergeant, said Monday …


Woman linked to police killer may plead guilty

TACOMA – A woman accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he ambushed and killed four police officers last year is expected to plead guilty this week, Pierce County prosecutors say. …


Paper seeks shooting records of killed Lakewood officers

OLYMPIA – Washington’s largest newspaper has asked the state Supreme Court to release police files from last year’s fatal shootings of four police officers, saying there’s no evidence the documents …


Pierce County deputy suspected in killing found dead

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife’s parents was found dead in his Gig Harbor, Wash., home early Saturday, after an hourslong standoff with …


Man shot by Spokane Valley officers enters not guilty plea

A Spokane Valley man shot by police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree assault. Michael E. Young, 55, is accused of pointing a handgun at Spokane Valley …


Link should stay in prison, panel says

Lonnie Link, who shot and killed Spokane Police Officer Brian Orchard in 1983, should not have his sentence of life without parole commuted. a state board recommended today.


Crimes linked to Spokane man

A gunman fires into a crowd, hitting a teenager in the back. A carjacker beats a driver with a gun, trying to force her out of her car. Thieves steal …


Man, 20, accused of shooting at Spokane police

A gunman fires into a crowd, hitting a teenager in the back. A carjacker beats a driver with a gun, trying to force her out of her car. Thieves steal …


Region in brief: Police say man was suicidal

Spokane Valley police shot and wounded a man they described as suicidal following a standoff Sunday. The 55-year-old, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital with …


Man shot by police in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley police shot a man they described as suicidal following a standoff this afternoon.


Honored Spokane K-9 dies due to surgery complications

A Spokane police K-9 awarded a Purple Heart for taking two bullets died Sunday morning due to complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor.


Report clears dispatcher in Pete shooting

An internal investigation has cleared a Spokane police dispatcher of wrongdoing after questions arose over the truthfulness of his testimony in the acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot a …


K9 Var awarded Purple Heart

One of the Spokane Police Department’s highest honors came with an unusual gift Monday night when it was awarded by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick – a large bone. Kirkpatrick …


Assault conviction upheld in shootout with Spokane police

The assault conviction of an armed man shot in the face by Spokane police during a May 1, 2007 shootout has been upheld by the state Appeals Court. But the …


Hanging up the police collar

This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails.


Gunman opens fire, 3 Pittsburgh police officers killed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call, killing three of them.


In brief: Officers in shooting cleared for duty

Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after a confrontation last week in which the officers shot and killed a Deer Park man. Police policy requires …


Spokane officers in fatal shooting named

The names of two Spokane police officers and a canine partner involved in the shooting death of a car theft suspect were released through the Spokane Sheriff’s Department this morning.


Idaho Senate passes Kralicek bill

After five years of unsuccessful tries, a North Idaho senator on Thursday persuaded the Idaho Senate to approve - near-unanimously - legislation to help permanently disabled law enforcement officers like …


Shooting brings murder charge

OAKLAND, Calif. – In a racially tinged case that has sparked outrage and street protests in Oakland, a former transit police officer seen on video shooting an unarmed man in …