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Police officer shoots, kills Wyoming man at Billings hotel

A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man in a hotel in Montana’s largest city early Thursday after the man allegedly turned toward officers while holding a handgun, …


Police: Officer shoots man near homeless camp cleanup

A Seattle police officer shot and critically wounded a man involved in a knife fight Tuesday as officials were working to clean out a homeless encampment known as the Jungle, …


Atlantic Coast residents fleeing Hurricane Matthew; man on evacuation route fires at deputies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Some 3,000 people checked into shelters across Florida, a judge in coastal Georgia suspended a murder trial and deputies in South Carolina shot and wounded a …


Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

EL CAJON, Calif. – A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his …


Body cameras corroborate Spokane Police accounts of May 2 shooting at West Wynn Motel

Body-camera footage released Wednesday by the Spokane Police Department appears to corroborate previous accounts of the May 4 police shooting that injured 32-year-old Aaron Johnson.


Video shows man shot at House of Charity begging officers to kill him

Spokane police on Tuesday released body camera and surveillance video from the fatal shooting April 28 outside the House of Charity, a shelter and drop-in center for homeless people.


Family of man killed in 2013 police shooting outside Salvation Army sues city

Just before the expiration of the three-year statute of limitations, the family of Danny Jones, the 40-year-old man shot and killed in his truck outside the Salvation Army housing center …


100 years ago in Spokane: Drunken engineer engages police in gun battle

From our archives, 100 years ago A drunken locomotive engineer and two policemen engaged in a bloody gun duel on the downtown streets — and it all began when a …


Autopsy: Man killed in Milwaukee was shot in chest, arm

MILWAUKEE – A black man whose death at the hands of police spurred two nights of violence in Milwaukee was shot once in the chest and once in the arm, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Woman confesses role in armed robbery

From our archives, 100 years ago


100 years ago in Spokane: Police stage sting after finding cache of bootleg liquor

Police raided a room in the Spokane Hotel and hit the jackpot.


Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler says he’s sorry for deaths of black men and police officers

When Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler watched a video of Baton Rouge police officers fatally shooting Alton Sterling, he knew he had to say something. Tyler, a former deputy with …


Feds won’t charge Pasco police in shooting death of orchard worker

Three Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old Mexican national in February 2015, will not face charges of federal civil rights violations, the U.S. Attorney’s office …


House of Charity shooting ruled justified

The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled a fatal officer involved shooting near the House of Charity on April 28 justified.


Hillyard police shooting ruled justified

Spokane police officers were justified in shooting Jason M. Smith in his father’s Hillyard driveway in October, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled.


Officers involved in West Wynn Motel shooting identified

The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the officers involved in a shooting at the West Wynn Motel on Sunset Boulevard on May 2.


Police officers involved in downtown shooting identified

The Spokane Police Department has identified the four officers involved in a shooting in front of Zola at 22 W. Main in downtown Spokane on May 1.


In spite of bias, WSU study finds Spokane police less likely to shoot black suspects

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Officers involved in House of Charity shooting identified

The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man outside the House of Charity on April 28.


Parents of man shot by Spokane police feel helpless in getting mental health assistance for son

Investigators found a fake handgun near where Aaron D. Johnson was shot by police at the West Wynn Motel on Sunset Boulevard on Monday.


Spokane police shoot man reportedly threatening people with machete

A Spokane police officer shot a man armed with a machete early Sunday morning in east downtown. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and no officers …


Bishop says improved funding for homeless shelter could have prevented police shooting

A lined sheet of white butcher paper takes up half the wall outside the House of Charity’s chapel. By mid-morning Friday, about a dozen people had written to say goodbye …


Man with knife shot dead by police at the House of Charity

A man is dead at the House of Charity after approaching police with a knife lodged in his body, urging officers to “kill me, kill me,” witnesses said.


Spokane judge reluctantly sentences man to long prison term

The judge who found Craig Burton guilty of three counts of assault for his role in an officer-involved shooting said Burton’s mandatory 10-year prison sentence will serve no purpose and …


Officers justified in shooting carjacking suspect

Two Spokane police officers who shot and wounded an armed carjacking suspect last November were justified, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.


Man seeking ‘suicide by cop’ found guilty of assault

A suicidal veteran who fired eleven shots during an encounter with police last May was found guilty Thursday of assault. Craig Burton testified during a January trial that he was …


Police justified in shooting suicidal veteran, prosecutor rules

The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled that police officer Nicholas Spolski was justified in shooting suicidal veteran Craig Burton on May 5.


Body camera footage shows police shooting of carjacking suspect

Spokane police today released body camera, cellphone and surveillance video showing the Nov. 7 shooting of carjacking suspect Tyler J. Randant, 22. Body camera video from Officer Cory Lyons shows …


Prosecutor rules shooting at a burglary suspect justified

The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled that a Spokane police officer who shot at a fleeing burglary suspect and missed was justified in his actions.


Woman shot by deputy identified

The woman shot by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Monday has been identified as Tina A.M. Fricke, 21.