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Police say suspect attempted to use officer’s Taser

UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2015

Spokane police arrested two men in Browne’s Addition who fled after crashing a car Friday, one of whom attempted to shoot a police officer with his own Taser, police said in a news release. An officer attempted to pull over a car with two men inside around 12:30 p.m., but the car sped away. The car crashed into another car in the 1800 block of West First and both men ran away, according to a police department press release. One man was located after he forced his way into a residence in the 2300 block of West First. A responding officer got in a struggle with the man, who took the officer’s taser off his belt and unsuccessfully attempted to shoot the officer with it, the press release said. Police searched the area and found firearms and methamphetamine believed to have belonged to the two men. The second man was located and arrested without incident about an hour later. The names of the two men were not released by police Friday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle the men crashed into was not injured.
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