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Deputies involved in fatal shooting following chase identified

Six deputies fired on Jed Zillmer, an Afghanistan war veteran who the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said led them on a highway chase last week, armed and threatening to kill …


Veteran was heavily armed when killed by deputies, investigators say

Jed Zillmer, the 23-year-old Army veteran who was shot by law enforcement after a lengthy chase Tuesday, was heavily armed at the time, investigators say.


Sheriff Knezovich: Man in police shooting had gun, body armor

A young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a combat veteran wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits. Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, died …


Man killed Tuesday night had been denied disability benefits by Army

The young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a U.S. Army combat veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits.


Parents of man shot by police concerned about his mental care

The grinning portrait of a 16-year-old Aaron Johnson, wearing a ballcap, is a reminder to his adoptive mother of her son’s impetuous nature – a personality trait made worse by …


Park ranger shooting details to remain sealed indefinitely

Investigative details in a September shooting by National Park Service rangers trying to break up a noisy houseboat party at a remote campground near Kettle Falls will remain sealed indefinitely …


Spokane police shooting investigation slowed

The outside investigation into a Spokane police shooting behind Truth Ministries last week has been slowed as the lead detective stayed home sick with the flu for several days. As …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 10:49 p.m.

Straub: Officers shoot knife-wielding man outside Truth Ministries shelter

Police officers shot a man Thursday night behind Truth Ministries in east Spokane.


No charges will be filed in Coeur d’Alene police shooting

No charges will be filed against a Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot and killed a man armed with two knives in August. Officer Spencer Mortensen shot Eric B. Johnston, …


Idaho trooper justified in shooting armed man, prosecutor says

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …


Prosecutor: Idaho trooper ‘justified’ in shooting man on I-90

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …


SIRR forwards investigation of Salvation Army shooting to prosecutors; no charges recommended

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed its investigation of an officer-involved shooting in August, according to a news release. The report has been forwarded to county prosecutors.


Colville-area residents protest park ranger shooting

COLVILLE – Bob Hartinger stood next to his wheelchair-bound son, Casey, outside the Stevens County Courthouse on Friday morning, holding aloft a sign reading “My son was shot by N.P.S.” …


Rangers involved in campground shooting still not named

The U.S. Park Service is refusing to identify the rangers involved in a campground shooting near Kettle Falls earlier this month. The Washington State Patrol, which is assisting the investigation …


Shawn Vestal: Police shooting inquiries must be public, transparent

They say most police officers never fire a shot in the line of duty. So would it be unusual for an officer to have shot four people in the line …


Officer in fatal Coeur d’Alene shooting ID’d

The Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot and killed a man Sunday morning is Spencer Mortensen, who has been on the force six years, Chief Wayne Longo said Thursday. Mortensen, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 12:23 p.m.

CdA officer involved in shooting identified

Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo said Thursday that Officer Spencer Mortensen, a six-year veteran of the force, is the officer who shot and killed Eric B. Johnston on Sunday.


James Rogers’ family questions death investigation

The shots that ended a standoff two years ago on the lower South Hill continue to create a wide chasm between how a grieving family and law enforcement investigators view …


Police officers named in Danny Jones shooting death

Spokane police on Tuesday released the names of four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man last week, as family and friends grieved and remembered a man …


CdA police shooting called ‘sickening’

Wendy Woods stood next to her blood-soaked carpet Monday morning and cried for the loss of her close friend, Eric Byron Johnston, who was shot and killed 24 hours earlier …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Police officer shoots, kills man

A 35-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was shot and killed by a Coeur d’Alene police officer this morning.


Police fatally shoot man after he rams into vehicles

The wife of a man shot and killed by Spokane police looked out her window Thursday in time to witness the death of a man she’s known since childhood. “I …


East Wenatchee police shooting case near settlement

SPOKANE — A federal lawsuit against the city of East Wenatchee and one of its police officers over the 2009 shooting of a suicidal man is close to an out-of-court …


County OKs settlement in Creach death

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a $2 million settlement with the family of Wayne Scott Creach, a Spokane Valley nursery owner and pastor shot to death in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2013, 1:37 p.m.

Law enforcement from fatal Lookout Pass shooting identified

The law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting near Lookout Pass last week have been identified as Shoshone County Deputy Adam Durflinger and Idaho State Trooper Todd McDevitt.


Man shot by Idaho State Police trooper identified

The man shot by an Idaho State Police trooper on Lookout Pass Wednesday has been identified.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Idaho state trooper shoots, kills man on I-90

An Idaho State Police trooper shot and killed a man during a struggle over a handgun today along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass, just west of the Idaho-Montana state line.


‘Put the knife away’ heard on 911 recording

Ten minutes before a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Roy Jacobs Jr. in his brother’s Spokane Valley apartment last Saturday morning, a man in the house said, “Put the knife …


911 recording before deputy shooting referenced knife

Ten minutes before a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Roy Jacobs Jr. in his brother’s Spokane Valley apartment last Saturday morning, a man in the house said, “Put the knife …


Spokane County sheriff defends deputy’s actions

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s actions confronting an intoxicated man early Saturday were evidence of bravery, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday. Deputy Jerad Kiehn shot and killed Roy Jacobs in …