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UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Police shoot man suspected of firing gun at Coeur d’Alene’s downtown fireworks celebration

Coeur d’Alene police officers chasing a man they believed had fired a gun within a crowd watching the city’s annual fireworks display shot and injured the suspect late Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 a.m.

Investigation into homeless man’s shooting death continues; no weapon found yet

Investigation into shooting death of homeless man by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy details a brief chase and deputy’s fear that the man was reaching into his pants for a …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Investigation continues in man killed in officer-involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting that killed a man in Spokane Valley continued to be the subject of an investigation, but details remained scant Sunday.


Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Tribal Police Officer shot near Lewiston, in stable condition

A Nez Pierce Tribal Police Officer is in the hospital after he was shot at his Lewiston Orchards home on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop

Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.


Spokane police release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting of schizophrenic man during an eviction

Spokane police released body camera video footage of the officer-involved shooting of Ronald Acre – a rifle-wielding man with severe mental health issues who was injured a year ago in …


Changes to lethal force law signed

Changes to deadly force statutes signed into law.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Man shot by police ID’d, draws attention of NAACP

The man who was shot and killed by police Wednesday night in north Spokane has been identified as Dwight Delando Steward, 46, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Police release body camera footage of December 2017 shooting of 36-year-old robbery suspect

Spokane police have released body camera footage of the December 2017 officer-involved shooting of Joshua P. Spotted Horse after concluding the use of deadly force fell within department policy.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Officer who shot Spokane man was decorated Army captain

The officer who shot and killed a Spokane man on Jan. 7 has been identified as Brandon Rankin.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Baseball bat found at scene where police killed man thought to have been firing a gun

Spokane police shot and killed a man who they believed had been firing a gun at neighbors’ homes. After the shooting, however, they recovered a baseball bat that one witness …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Deputies shoot suspect in Smelterville, Idaho

A man was injured early Monday morning in an officer-involved shooting in North Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Body cam footage shows suspect fired on officers before he was shot

The last seconds of James C. Danforth’s life, captured on Spokane police body camera footage and 911 recordings last November in Hillyard, were released to the public Wednesday morning. Danforth, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Court records: Cheney police shooting victim called 911 on himself as part of planned suicide by cop

A knife-wielding man who was shot by three Cheney police officers in early September died as part of his plan to have police kill him, recently released court records show.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Cheney officers who shot knife-wielding man outside of grocery store identified

The Cheney Police Department has identified the three officers who shot and killed a man outside of a Cheney grocery store on Sept. 3.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Prosecutor deems officers justified in March shooting at Hillyard apartment building

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined two law enforcement officers were justified when they shot a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in a Hillyard neighborhood apartment in …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Cheney police officers identifid as 40-year-old father of two

A knife-wielding man who reportedly moved toward officers before they shot him multiple times outside of a Cheney grocery store was identified Wednesday as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson, a father …


Two injured in officer-involved shooting in Hazel Dell

A sheriff’s deputy and a man wanted in a hit-and-run case were injured late Monday in an officer-involved shooting in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Cheney police shoot man armed with knife in parking lot

Cheney police officers shot and killed a man late Monday after they say he moved toward them with a knife.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Man shot and killed by SWAT team Sunday morning identified

A man shot by a group of Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT team members Sunday in Spokane Valley has been identified as Bryan Bayne.


Spokane Police release video of 2017 shooting of Daniel Craven that was ruled justified

The last moments of Daniel Craven’s life were as brief as they were dramatic.


Man shot by deputy near Deer Park identified

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy last week near Deer Park is identified as 31-year-old Josh A. Martin.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Man shot and killed by deputy was suspected of kidnapping

A passenger in the van of the man shot and killed last week by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy reported earlier in the evening that she had been kidnapped.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Spokane County deputy kills driver who attempted to run him over in East Central

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man as he attempted to run him over early Wednesday morning.


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of stealing horses shot by police

Frank Harrison, a Springdale man accused of stealing a team of horses, was shot dead by officers attempting to arrest him. Two Springdale constables went to his cabin and persuaded …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Footage released of knife-wielding man shot by police last year

Spokane police released body camera footage Thursday showing the nonfatal shooting of 30-year-old Terrence Wallette last year.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Man shot by Coeur d’Alene police Wednesday morning expected to recover

Coeur d’Alene police officers shot a man early Wednesday morning after receiving reports that he had a gun and was suicidal.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Police officer cleared in December shooting of armed robbery suspect

A Spokane police officer who killed a robbery suspect last December was justified in using deadly force, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday.