Spokane Police officer identified in South Hill shooting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Police officer identified in South Hill shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police officer who returned fire and killed a 46 year old assault suspect last Friday has been identified as Senior Policeman Trevor Nollmeyer.

Todd E. White was killed after he opened fire on Nollmeyer and Officer Dion Mason as they approached a South Hill residence where the suspect was reportedly armed and about to confront the residents over a dispute involving firearms.

Initial investigation into the shooting has revealed that White, a convicted felon ineligible to possess a firearm, fired at least four rounds from a semi-automatic pistol at the officers.  The pistol is equipped with a laser sighting device.

Nollmeyer returned fire with his law enforcement carbine and struck White twice.

Detectives have learned that White had been at the scene about 20 minutes prior to the officers' arrival and that he had a police scanner inside his pickup.

Trevor Nollmeyer has been a Spokane Police officer since July 2003.

The matter remains under investigation by both the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Police Department's major crimes units.

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