Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 73° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Stevens County detective involved in fatal shooting

An off-duty Stevens County detective shot and killed a man Tuesday night at a rural home near the Columbia River, according to Spokane County investigators called in to handle the case. A neighbor called the detective for help, claiming a stranger was trying to kick in his door. When the detective arrived at the neighbor’s home, the man turned from the doorstep and began firing a shotgun at the detective, said Spokane Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin. “He actually had to run around his vehicle to protect himself,” Chamberlin said of the detective. The detective fired back and killed the man, Chamberlin said. The detective was hit in the hand and ear by shotgun pellets and is being treated at Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville. No one involved in the case has been identified. The shooting unfolded at an isolated home on Scott Road in the hills just east of Lake Roosevelt off SR 25 near the community of Rice.
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.