UPDATE: Spokane Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Armed With A Handgun - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Spokane Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Armed With A Handgun

SPOKANE, Wash. - Witnesses tell KHQ they were woken up in the middle of the night to police, lights, sirens, and gunfire right outside their doors.

"We heard pop, pop, pop, then all of a sudden, we had cop cars coming down the road and that's when everything started happening," said Jesse Barrett, who lives next to the Huckleberry's grocery store on 10th & Monroe.

Darcy Caputo also heard the shots from his home right next to Ace Hardware on 9th & Monroe, where the police chase ended and the suspect lost his life.

"I heard a big screeching sound and then 8 or 9 gunshots," Caputo told KHQ.  "I heard someone yell, ‘Show me your hands, show me your hands,' and then swarms, there was like 30 cop cars within a minute."

Police remained on scene for 12 hours Tuesday, as several blocks in the area were taped off and the shopping center remained closed.

"We didn't know if someone else is out there, is someone walking around?  I mean, we live right here, so it's like, who knows?" Caputo added.

Before the chase ended, the suspect caused considerable damage as he crashed through fences at a home and business trying to get away from police.

Tuesday afternoon, at least three Spokane Police patrol cars were towed from the area, before the tan Jeep Grand Cherokee the suspect was driving was taken away.  The crash left some damage to the side of the Ace Hardware store, where police used a pit maneuver to stop the suspect.

But in the moments of chaos around 1 a.m. when all this was happening, neighbors didn't know what was going on, and some feared for their safety.

"We were peeking out our windows, not turning our lights on," Caputo said.  "Like, ‘Who knows, maybe there's a psycho out there with a gun looking for refuge.'"

The police tape finally came down at 1 p.m., when the shopping center and area streets reopened.

The Spokane Police officers involved have not been named, and they were not hurt in the incident.

Tuesday afternoon, the Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man killed in the shooting as 52-year-old Jacob I. Dorfman.

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