Business Owner Witnesses Fatal Shooting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Business Owner Witnesses Fatal Shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - A day after another officer involved shooting in Spokane that left the suspected gunman dead, things are starting to get back to normal. The Spokane County Sheriff's Incident Response team wrapped up their crime scene investigation Saturday afternoon and all roads reopened shortly after that.

However the aftermath of what happened, bullet holes and fragments, can be seen on the side of dumpsters, homes, businesses, and telephone poles. They remain as reminders of the incident, an incident that for some is hard to shake.

For Virginia Wyant, Owner of Hot Dogz Grooming Salon, every groom pays a bill, but on this day, bills are not even close to a worry. Wyant's doors, like the streets to her business were closed Saturday due to the trauma of Friday's events being too much for her to open.

"I was up all night with nightmares and bad dreams, I didn't know what to do. It's not something you expect when you come to work."

Wyant told KHQ she was grooming a dog by a window at her salon and saw the whole thing play out before her eyes, including the suspect being gunned down by police.

"I just grabbed the dog and fell to the floor because the windows are right there . I looked up  and saw people running everywhere. Running and screaming, it was chaos. "

Wyant says business will be back to normal on Sunday, but until then she says she'll be fighting to feel normal again.

"I'm praying for the officers families. It's hard on them, the officer had no choice but to shoot him. There were a lot of people out there and there was guy running around with a gun, it was so scary. "

As for the suspect, police tell KHQ that there were two marijuana grow operations found, one where the incident started and one at the suspect's home. An autopsy will be performed Monday morning and the Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the suspect afterword.

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