Washington police fatally shot a man with a gun


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Spokane police shot and killed a gunman who had an anti-harassment order against him, authorities said.

The shooting took place Sunday night in the northern neighborhood of Hillyard.

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A resident called police asking them to serve a neighbor with a court-issued anti-harassment order, the Spokane Police Department said in a news release. The neighbor left before officers could serve the legal document.

The resident called the police again around 10 p.m., reporting that the neighbor had returned with what appeared to be an AR-15 type rifle.

A Washington man, who was armed with an AR-15 type rifle, was killed in an encounter with police on September 4, 2022.

Several officers attended the scene. The suspect was shot during the encounter, according to the press release. Police said they found a long gun near the suspect’s body.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. No officer was injured.

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The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave under standard procedure, according to the police news release. Officers were wearing body cameras during the incident.

Spokane’s Independent Investigation Team will conduct the investigation.


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