UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting In Stevens County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting In Stevens County

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: On Saturday morning, the Spokane Investigative Regional Response ("SIRR") Team responded to Stevens County at the request of Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen, to investigate a shooting involving a Stevens County deputy sheriff in the 4300 block of E Deer Lake Rd.

Sheriff Allen has released the names of the individuals involved in the incident. The name of the vehicle prowling suspect deputies were attempting to contact at the E Deer Lake address is 23-year-old Trinidy C. Lopez.

The deputies involved in this incident are Deputy Travis Frizzell and Deputy Greg Gowin.  Deputy Frizzell has served 6 years in law enforcement and Deputy Gowin has served 4 years. 

At the time of the shooting, the deputies were in separate rooms contacting occupants present in the house.

Deputy Frizzell is the law enforcement officer involved in the shooting.  Deputy Gowin has returned back to work, but Deputy Frizzell remains on paid administrative leave.

The SIRR Team is comprised of detectives from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Police Department, and Washington State Patrol.

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office detectives are also assisting with the investigation. 

The SIRR Team investigators have interviewed victims of the vehicle prowlings, along with others relating to the early morning incident.

Investigators have confirmed that the gun taken from one of the victims in the vehicle prowlings was found in the residence where the shooting incident took place.  

Lopez is still recovering and remains in satisfactory condition at a local hospital. 

Additional interviews are forthcoming and certain evidence in this matter will be submitted to the Washington State Crime Laboratory for analysis. 

The investigation into the shooting continues and further information will be provided at a later date.

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