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Police officers involved in downtown shooting identified

The Spokane Police Department has identified the four officers involved in a shooting in front of Zola at 22 W. Main in downtown Spokane on May 1.

Police have said that Charleston D. Harper, 34, was armed with a machete and threatening people and that he was fired upon to keep him from entering an apartment building. He was one of three people shot by Spokane police within five days.

Officers Brandon Fabian, Nate Gobble and Jeremy Howe used less-lethal ammunition during the incident. Officer Scott Lesser fired a gun. The officers were reportedly wearing body cameras during the incident.

Harper received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He is currently in the Spokane County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on charges of first-degree burglary and harassment-threats to kill.

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