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Hillyard police shooting justified, prosecutor says

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


Pregnant woman shot by WSP reportedly apologized

A state trooper who accidentally shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall was emotional in interviews with investigators and was overheard asking why the …


Deputy involved in shooting had role in 2006 fatality

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 …


Deputies in Stevens Co. shooting identified

The Stevens County sheriff’s deputy who shot a suspected thief on Saturday has been identified as Travis Frizzell, a six-year veteran.


Police chief, sheriff open to jury inquests

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick endorses conducting jury inquests into cases where someone dies while in contact with law enforcement, but she cautions, “Our politics in this community does not.” …


March organizer urges dialogue

An organizer of Spokane’s annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. criticized community leaders Tuesday for not opening an honest dialogue about race issues after last month’s march was targeted …


Fugitive shot dead after crash into Idaho State Police car

A deadly police shooting in North Idaho occurred just after two Montana fugitives rammed an Idaho State Police car, authorities said Tuesday. Christie Ann Little, 40, was pronounced dead at …


Woman killed in police shooting a Montana fugitive

A woman died after being shot by an Idaho State Police trooper in North Idaho Monday night, investigators said today.


Officer-involved shooting reported in North Idaho

A police pursuit erupted in gunfire north of Coeur d’Alene Monday in what investigators are calling an officer-involved shooting.


Violence against police spikes in January

Eleven police officers were shot across the nation, including three in the Pacific Northwest, in a 24-hour period ending Monday, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.


Officers in shooting named

The police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect Sunday have been identified as Officer Chris McMurtrey and Sgt. Dave Overhoff. McMurtrey, 31, has been with …


Police officers in fatal shooting identified

The two Spokane Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect Sunday morning have been identified as Officer Chris McMurtrey and Sgt. Dave Overhoff.


Two calls brought officers to site of fatal shooting

Police dispatchers received two 911 calls reporting domestic violence at the northwest Spokane home where officers shot and killed a 26-year-old man early Sunday, the Washington State Patrol announced today.


Example guides new head pastor after fatal shooting

The Rev. Eric Walsh was living in McKenzie, Tenn., when he heard in late 2009 about an opening at Greenacres Baptist Church in Spokane Valley. Walsh got the job, and …


Coroners say inquests offer transparency

In Montana, coroner’s inquests are conducted for every fatal police shooting in that state and whenever someone dies in law enforcement custody. The same requirement exists in Nevada, with Las …


Recent police shootings raise notion of inquests

Nearly four months after their father was shot to death by a deputy sheriff in Spokane Valley, sons of Wayne Scott Creach are still looking for answers. Police detectives investigating …


Officers in shooting identified

Two Spokane police officers who shot at and killed a 34-year-old man outside a Hillyard bar were identified Thursday as Cpl. Zac Storment and Officer Chris Douville. Storment and Douville …


Police officers in fatal Hillyard shooting identified

Two Spokane police officers who fatally shot at a 34-year-old man outside a Hillyard bar on Saturday have been identified as Cpl. Zac Storment and Officer Chris Douville.


Man had gun aimed at friend when police arrived at bar

After Jeremy Groom pointed a gun at his own head and threatened suicide Saturday in Spokane, his friend of 20 years, Robert Thompson Jr., figured he needed to do something …


Slain man’s friends question fatal police shooting

A 34-year old man shot and killed by Spokane police on Saturday had threatened suicide and was pointing a gun at another man when he was shot, investigators said today.


Editorial: It’s prudent not to rush to judgment in shootings

Public safety suffers when healthy skepticism devolves into corrosive cynicism. Please note that we were 100 percent behind a new system of police oversight and the hiring of an ombudsman. …


Police officers who shot gunman identified

The police officers who shot and killed a gunman near a busy Spokane intersection last week have been identified as Dan Cole, Bill Hager, Bruce Palmer, Doug Strosahl, Kyle Heuett …


Gunman earlier tried suicide

A gunman killed in a shootout with police last week had attempted suicide several times, been hospitalized at Eastern State Hospital and was described as “volatile and explosive” in a …


Gunman killed by police described as ‘volatile and explosive’

A gunman killed in a shootout with police last week had attempted suicide several times, been hospitalized at Eastern State Hospital and was described as “volatile and explosive” in a …


Gunman killed by police identified

A gunman shot and killed by police last week near a busy north Spokane intersection was identified Monday as Ethan A. Corporon, 29. Corporon died of two gunshot wounds to …


Gunman killed by Spokane police identified

A gunman shot and killed by police last week near a busy north Spokane intersection was identified Monday as Ethan A. Corporon, 29.


Streets reopened in area of fatal shooting

Investigators have wrapped up their search of the scene of Friday’s fatal police shooting, and reopened in the neighborhood about noon today.


Man firing shotgun killed by officers

A gunman suspected of shooting at a home was shot and killed by Spokane police officers Friday after abandoning his truck outside a busy restaurant and firing at officers, witnesses …


Witnesses describe fatal north Spokane shooting

A gunman suspecting of shooting at a home was shot and killed by Spokane police officers Friday after abandoning his truck outside a busy restaurant and firing at officers, witnesses …


Carver’s knife was found closed after Seattle shooting

The knife that John T. Williams was carrying when he was fatally shot by a Seattle police officer on Aug. 30 was folded in a closed position when it was …