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ATF agent shot during operation at Motel 6 in West Spokane

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 6, 2021

Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl releases information about a shooting involving an ATF agent and three suspects Friday at the Motel 6 on Sunset Highway in Spokane. The agent and one suspect were taken to the hospital.  (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl releases information about a shooting involving an ATF agent and three suspects Friday at the Motel 6 on Sunset Highway in Spokane. The agent and one suspect were taken to the hospital. (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

An ATF agent was shot Friday during an operation at the Motel 6 parking lot off the Sunset Highway west of downtown Spokane.

The federal agent was rushed to the hospital along with a suspect who was shot in the violent confrontation, Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl said.

Two other suspects fled the scene, touching off a massive regionwide search by multiple policing agencies.

Police cordoned off the area surrounding the motel, which is on the 1500 block of South Rustle Street.

“ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have no comment on this matter at this time. The statement Chief Meidl gave is going to be the only information we will be releasing at this time,” said David Herzog, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, who spoke on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Herzog said he couldn’t comment on the condition of the agent or the suspect.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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