An officer-involved shooting that killed a man in Spokane Valley continued to be the subject of an investigation Sunday.
The identities of the man and deputy will not be released for a couple of days, said Cpl. Mark Gregory, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
The man reportedly had been acting intoxicated near some children at an apartment building on the 2800 block of North Cherry Street at around 5:35 p.m. Saturday, and when deputies showed up, he fled into some woods near an apparent homeless camp, according to a news release from the Spokane Valley Police Department.
A deputy who caught up with the man radioed to other authorities that the man began making threats and saying he had something in his possession, then the deputy reported that shots had been fired and called for medics, the release said.
The deputy is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at at (509) 456-3223, reference No. 10059590.
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