Sister Of Man Shot And Killed By Police Talks With KHQ - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sister Of Man Shot And Killed By Police Talks With KHQ; So Does The Mother Of His Children

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It started as a domestic violence call last Wednesday in Spokane Valley, but it ended with the suspect fatally shot. The suspect was Ed Gover, a 47 year old father of four who's lived in Spokane for a little more than a year. Today, the mother to three of his children told KHQ she wants the community to know Ed was a good man.

"I want them to know that he was a wonderful father and when I was with him he was a wonderful partner, we had a really good relationship," Gover's ex-girlfriend Candy Nolan said.

Gover dated Nolan from 2001 to 2006 and they had three kids together. Those kids are now ages 6,8 and 9.

"As far as friendship, his friends and I will tell you he couldn't have been a better friend. He was always there for people, even if he didn't know you," Nolan said. "In fact, there was a guy he worked with who was homeless and he brought him home and he gave him a place to stay the night, that's the type of person Ed is."

But Gover's current girlfriend called police last Wednesday morning and said she had been stabbed the night before. When deputies arrived they saw Gover leave in a black Mercedes. He eventually took off on foot and ended up in the backyard of the home where the domestic violence call first came in. The shots were fired in the backyard. Gover later died at the hospital.

The deputies involved in the shooting were not injured, but they remain on paid administrative leave.

Gover's three kids under the age of 18 have been working with the school counselor since their dad was fatally wounded. But Gover's oldest son, now an adult, is taking it the hardest.

"He was the one who was closest to Ed, he was a daddy's boy," Nolan said.

At first Nolan said she was extremely saddened, but now she's more frustrated than anything, especially after she found out he was unarmed.

"The Ed Gover I know, well, first of all, he wouldn't pull a knife on someone, let alone demand a gun. He was more afraid of guns than anything," Nolan said.

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Elaine Gover, Ed's only remaining sibling, also spoke with KHQ Local News on Monday. She said at this point she is just trying to figure out the facts. She said Ed was a small guy, only about 125 pounds, so she has a hard time figuring out how he could harm anyone.

Elaine Gover said her brother was like many relationships between siblings.

"We had the normal relationship. Times we hated each other, times we loved each other too much," Gover said. "We talked a lot, we fought a lot, but that's how we were as grown ups."

Elaine said that she was told Ed had purchased a train ticket for the 4th of September, the day before he was killed, arriving on the 6th in Salt Lake City, the place where he used to live. No one knows why he didn't get on the train that day. He was fatally wounded by Spokane Valley Police on the 5th of September as he was tried to escape arrest.  

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