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Sirens & Gavels

8 shots fired at ‘agitated and angry’ gunman

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies fired at least eight shots at a Spokane Valley man who answered the door armed with a gun.

Deputies were called to an apartment at 8910 E. Broadway Ave. on Saturday for a reported domestic dispute.

When authorities arrived, Donald J. Lafavor answered the door armed with a black revolver, and the two deputies fired on him. Investigators found eight spent shell casings in the flower beds outside the apartment, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday.

Six bullet holes were found in the west wall and just south of the door leading into the apartment. Lafavor, 65, remained in serious condition Wednesday at a Spokane hospital.

A woman identified as Kerey M. Edison, 37, was in the bathroom at the time of the shooting.

Edison told police that Lafavor was "agitated and angry" and told her he would point the gun "at whoever was at the door," records say.

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