*** For Immediate Release***
February 5, 2013
Contact: Trooper Troy E. Briggs
Phone: (509) 993-2946
Shortly after 1:00 this morning officers from the Spokane Police Department were involved in a shooting near the Huckleberry’s at 9th and Monroe.
At approximately 1:18, 911 dispatchers received calls of shots fired in the area of 8th and Adams. Responding officers observed the suspect in the area and a short foot pursuit ensued. The suspect gained access to a vehicle and sped away from the area with officers now engaged in a vehicle pursuit. While attempting to flee, the suspect drove very recklessly including traveling through several yards and fences. The suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop in the parking lot of the Huckleberry’s. Shots were fired and the male suspect is deceased at the scene. Officers have recovered a handgun at the scene.
The critical incident protocol was invoked and investigators from the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) are at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be disseminated as they become available.