UPDATE: Riverside Man Killed In Self-Defense Shooting Identified - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Riverside Man Killed In Self-Defense Shooting Identified

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The County Medical Examiner has released the identity of the Riverside man who was killed in a shooting Saturday night. 41-year-old David Ruthruff died from a gunshot wound to the chest after being shot in what authorities are saying is a case of self-defense. The incident remains under investigation.

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In an apparent case of self defense, a 41-year-old man was killed by a single gunshot around 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies responding to the 13000 block of East Bridges Road on a "shooting" call found the victim already deceased.  His girlfriend, his brother and his brother's wife were inside the home and were detained.

The three were later transported to the Public Safety Building for interviews with sheriff's detectives.  According to an Investigative Division spokesman Sunday, those interviews lead detectives to believe the shooting was a case of self defense.

The surviving brother said he had gone outside the home in the dark and was attacked by an unknown suspect.  He was hit with a club of some type and ran back into home where he armed himself with a pistol.

He fired a single shot at the suspect and then realized he had killed his brother.

Detectives released all three people following interviews.  Autopsy on the decedent is scheduled for Monday and his name will likely be released afterward.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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