Deadly Special K Shooting Update From The Sheriff's Office - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Deadly Special K Shooting Update From The Sheriff's Office

Updated Press Release From The Spokane County Sheriff's Office: Investigators Wednesday interviewed the two Spokane Police officers involved in Saturday night's fatal shooting at the Special K Bar and Grill in Hillyard.

They and other Spokane Police officers responded to the tavern after reports were received by 911 that an armed man was inside the bar and that he was suicidal and had threatened other persons. 

The two officers encountered 34-year-old Jeremy Groom in the parking lot and fired upon him as he was aiming a pistol at another man. Groom suffered serious wounds in the encounter and died despite officers performing CPR.

Detectives will now review the information provided by the two officers.  Some interviews of witnesses are still pending as well.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Spokane Regional Investigative Response Team.

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