Officer Identified In Deadly Shooting On Spokane's Lower South H - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Officer Identified In Deadly Shooting On Spokane's Lower South Hill

KHQ.COM - The officer involved in the deadly shooting on Spokane's lower South Hill has been identified as Ofc. Adam Valdez. He's been with the force a little over six years.

UPDATE: The Spokane County Medical Examiner has just released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning. He has been identified as 52-year-old Jacob I. Dorfman.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE INVESTIGATIVE REGIONAL RESPONSE TEAM: Shortly after 1:00am on Tuesday officers from the Spokane Police Department were involved in a shooting near the Huckleberry's at 9th and Monroe.

At approximately 1:18, 911 dispatchers received calls of shots fired in the area of 8th and Adams. Responding officers observed the suspect in the area and a short foot pursuit ensued. The suspect gained access to a vehicle and sped away from the area with officers now engaged in a vehicle pursuit.

While attempting to flee, the suspect drove very recklessly including traveling through several yards and fences. The suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop in the parking lot of the Huckleberry's. Shots were fired and the male suspect is deceased at the scene. Officers have recovered a handgun at the scene.

The critical incident protocol was invoked and investigators from the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) are at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be disseminated as they become available.

PREVIOUS STORY:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Around 1 A.M. Tuesday morning Spokane Police answered to a call of shots fired on the Lower South Hill. Officers found the suspect on foot and followed.

The suspect got into a car and drove off. Officers pursued the suspect and stopped the car near 9th and Monroe. Police Chief Frank Straub won't go into details about what happened next but said that the suspect died.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident. Monroe is closed from 10th-8th and Chief Straub said it will be closed until midday.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:59:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who police believe shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

    >>
  • Man charged with attempted murder in baseball bat assault at local business

    Man charged with attempted murder in baseball bat assault at local business

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-08-17 11:26:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is recovering at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man with a baseball bat at a local business Wednesday evening. The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, has been charged with 2nd degree attempted murder among other charges. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is recovering at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man with a baseball bat at a local business Wednesday evening. The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, has been charged with 2nd degree attempted murder among other charges. 

    >>
  • If you received an annoying robocall offering a free cruise, you might be entitled to at least $300, possibly $900

    If you received an annoying robocall offering a free cruise, you might be entitled to at least $300, possibly $900

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:18:16 GMT

    NEW YORK - Have you received an annoying robocall saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could get you up to $900 thanks for a recent class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made pre-recorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

    >>

    NEW YORK - Have you received an annoying robocall saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could get you up to $900 thanks for a recent class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made pre-recorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • NASA debunks myths about the total solar eclipse

    NASA debunks myths about the total solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:31:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As we all know, solar eclipses have been going on since the beginning of time. Naturally, some myths formed to make sense of some things that may have happened. But NASA wants to correct these misconceptions using science. The first myth is that "if you're pregnant, you shouldn't watch the eclipse because it could harm your baby." NASA says there's no truth to that. This is related to the idea that there is harmful radiation emitted during an eclipse. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As we all know, solar eclipses have been going on since the beginning of time. Naturally, some myths formed to make sense of some things that may have happened. But NASA wants to correct these misconceptions using science. The first myth is that "if you're pregnant, you shouldn't watch the eclipse because it could harm your baby." NASA says there's no truth to that. This is related to the idea that there is harmful radiation emitted during an eclipse. 

    >>
  • Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course

    Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:25:38 GMT
    Jackson, New Hampshire, Police Department via NBC NewsJackson, New Hampshire, Police Department via NBC News

    JACKSON, N.H. (AP) - Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links." Golfers at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson were joined Monday on the sixth fairway by a llama that escaped from his pen about 2 miles (over 3 kilometers) through some woods. The Conway Daily Sun reports that the pack animal, named Noir, was friendly and got in pictures with the golfers. The fugitive is 

    >>

    JACKSON, N.H. (AP) - Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links." Golfers at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson were joined Monday on the sixth fairway by a llama that escaped from his pen about 2 miles (over 3 kilometers) through some woods. The Conway Daily Sun reports that the pack animal, named Noir, was friendly and got in pictures with the golfers. The fugitive is 

    >>
  • Victim of downtown Spokane shooting identified

    Victim of downtown Spokane shooting identified

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:00:32 GMT
    Scene of the shootingScene of the shooting

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who died in a downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Mayel Hernandez.  Spokane Police arrested a juvenile Wednesday  in connection to the fatal shooting. The boy is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who died in a downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Mayel Hernandez.  Spokane Police arrested a juvenile Wednesday  in connection to the fatal shooting. The boy is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a 

    >>