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Fatal shooting in Spokane Valley

A resident in a home in Spokane Valley shot and killed a man who was pounding on the side of his house and front door Sunday night.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office identified the dead man as Nakia Burland, 42.

Deputies were called to a home in the 17300 block of East Montgomery Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. The caller said he had shot someone who had knocked and pounded on his door and the side of his house, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

The resident told deputies he armed himself before going to the door and heading outside. He said he saw the man, later identified as Burland, in his yard and shot him when Burland charged. The resident told deputies that Burland fled and he was unsure if his shot had hit him.

Deputies said Burland ran across the street, leaving a trail of blood before stopping in a neighbor’s backyard. Deputies found the wounded man there with a gunshot wound on his leg.

Burland was uncooperative, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Responding deputies provided initial medical care until medics arrived.

Burland lost consciousness while he was being treated by medics and died on the scene. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Burland died from the gunshot wound to his leg.

The resident who fired the shot was cooperating with investigators, the sheriff’s office said.

No arrests have been made.

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