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A Stevens County man shot by law enforcement in March has been charged with six felonies, including assault against the sheriff's deputy who shot him.
No charges will be filed against a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy who shot a burglary suspect as he was in bed reaching for a gun. Deputy Travis Frizzell was justified in believing Trinidy Capone Lopez, 24, posed a serious threat during the March 5 confrontation, according to Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen, who decided against filing criminal charges after reviewing the police investigation.
The Stevens County sheriff’s deputy who shot a suspected thief on Saturday was involved in a fatal shooting in Chewelah nearly five years ago. Deputy Travis Frizzell, who has worked in law enforcement for six years, has been on paid leave since shooting Trinidy C. Lopez, 23, early Saturday. Lopez is recovering at a Spokane hospital.
The Stevens County sheriff's deputy who shot a suspected thief on Saturday has been identified as Travis Frizzell, a six-year veteran.
A suspected thief shot multiple times by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy disputed law enforcement reports Sunday that he was armed with a pistol even though authorities say they recovered a gun and several other stolen items at his home. “I woke up with my body hit like a freakin’ target,” said Trinidy C. Lopez, 23, who explained during a brief telephone interview from his hospital bed that he had been asleep in his bedroom after a night of partying when deputies arrived at his Loon Lake home early Saturday and one of them began shooting. “I woke up in excruciating pain.”
A person suspected of numerous vehicle prowls in rural Stevens County was in serious condition in a Spokane hospital Saturday after being shot by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy. Events that led to the shooting were unclear Saturday evening. The incident began about 1:18 a.m. when the Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of vehicle prowling in the area, according to police. A firearm was stolen from one of the vehicles. Police said deputies contacted the suspect on the 4300 block of East Deer Lake Road about 3 a.m. and shots were fired.