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Suspect shot by deputy in Liberty Lake remains in critical condition

UPDATED: Thu., March 10, 2022

A crime scene investigator walks into a home Tuesday at 927 N. Malvern Circle in Liberty Lake as part of the investigation into a police-involved shooting overnight Monday.  (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
A crime scene investigator walks into a home Tuesday at 927 N. Malvern Circle in Liberty Lake as part of the investigation into a police-involved shooting overnight Monday. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)

The man suspected of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Liberty Lake home Monday night before being shot by a deputy remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

The suspect is expected to survive, however, said Sgt. Greg Riddell with the Washington State Patrol, the agency that’s leading the investigation. An affidavit for search warrant filed Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court identified the suspect as 56-year-old Steven A. Haley.

Liberty Lake police were called to 927 N. Malvern Circle at about 10 p.m. after a woman reported her ex-boyfriend, whom she hadn’t seen or talked to in years, showed up at her house.

The man took the homeowner and her teenage son hostage, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The woman was able to escape, and eventually the suspect left the house and “engaged” with the SWAT team in the backyard, where he was shot, the sheriff’s office said.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will release the name of the deputy involved at a later date.

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