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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.

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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.

 

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