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Driver, passengers left suspect at shooting scene

Details emerging from the aftermath of Tuesday’s shooting paint a picture of a frantic police search for two people who were with the gunman when he opened fire and then …


Man unsure why SPD shot

Jesse Hugh Johnson thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a neighbor must …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2012

Man shot by police claims he was confronting thief

Jesse Hugh Johnson says he thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a …


Fatal end to police chase captured on home video

A homeowner says his surveillance video brings into question the official account of why law enforcement shot and killed a North Idaho fugitive three weeks ago, though police warn against …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2012

3 officers who shot N. Idaho fugitive identified

Two Post Falls police officers and an Idaho State Police corporal fired shots at a fugitive early Monday after a chase, investigators announced today.


Multiple officers shot at North Idaho fugitive

Investigators said today that more than one officer fired at a North Idaho fugitive early Monday, killing him.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2012

Man killed by Post Falls police identified

A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early today after striking a state trooper with his car, police …


Officer in fatal Colville shooting won’t be charged

A Colville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a 21-year-old car prowling suspect who investigators say was armed with a stolen gun last November, prosecutors recently concluded.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011

Man shot to death by Reardan police identified

A man shot to death by the Reardan police chief in what investigators say was an “exchange of gunfire” has been identified as John R. Merrick, 54.


Police chief shoots man to death in Reardan

The police chief in the one-cop town of Reardan shot a man to death today after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a cemetery.


Colville officer in fatal shooting identified

The Colville police officer who shot a 21-year-old man to death late Saturday is an 11-year veteran, officials said today.


Shooting victim was new to area

A 21-year-old man shot to death by a Colville police officer late Saturday was raised by a computer analyst and an elementary school teacher in a small town near Bakersfield, …


Man killed by Colville police a California native

A 21-year-old man shot to death by a Colville Police Department officer over the weekend was identified this morning as a transient out of California.


Officer Dan Lesser fired shots that killed man in police standoff

A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday. Authorities said Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 29, 2011

Officer in fatal South Hill shooting identified

A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday.


Police shooting details emerge

A suicidal man who police shot to death after a nearly two-hour standoff Monday apparently fired a shotgun outside his workplace before officers arrived, according to information released Wednesday by …


Man killed by police fired shot before chase began

A suicidal man who was shot to death by police during a nearly two-hour standoff appears to have fired a shotgun outside his workplace before officers arrived, according to information …


Family grapples with shooting death

James Edward Rogers spent Monday driving around the Spokane area, calling his family. Depressed and distraught, the 45-year-old father of seven said it was over – that he had his …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 27, 2011

Man shot to death by Spokane police identified

A reportedly armed and suicidal man shot to death by Spokane police Monday night has been identified by family members as James Edward Rogers, 45.


Standoff ends with man dead

A reportedly armed and suicidal man was shot to death Monday night by Spokane police after a nearly two-hour standoff on the lower South Hill. The identity of the dead …


Family of man slain by deputies wants inquest

Granville Dodd was home in bed when he got the call. His younger brother, Quentin Dodd, one of 11 siblings, had been shot in Spokane Valley by a Spokane County …


Prosecutor: Police justified in fatal shooting

Police were justified when they shot and killed a 29-year-old man who was running with a shotgun outside a busy Spokane restaurant last fall, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has …


UPDATED: Wed., July 13, 2011

Fatal police shooting outside Shari’s ruled justified

The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has ruled that police were justified when they shot and killed a 29-year-old man who was running with a shotgun outside a busy Spokane restaurant …


Man shot by Stevens Co. deputy charged with assault

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.


Idaho trooper cleared in shooting that left fugitive dead

An Idaho State Police trooper who shot a fugitive to death during a pursuit north of Coeur d’Alene in February will not face charges. Trooper Dan Howard was justified when …


UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2011

Deadly Idaho police shooting ruled justified

An Idaho State Police trooper who shot a fugitive to death during a pursuit north of Coeur d’Alene in February will not face charges.


Deputy won’t be charged in shooting

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 …


Ham on the lam dies with a bam

A 500-pound pig was shot to death Friday by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks. Trooper Morgan Mehaffey saw …


500-pound pig shot to death in Spokane Valley

A 500-pound pig was shot to death by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley this afternoon after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks.


Prosecutor says police shooting justified

Two Spokane police officers were justified when they shot a man who was pointing a gun at another man outside a Hillyard bar in December, the Spokane County prosecutor’s office …