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UPDATE: Deputy Involved Shooting Case Forwarded To Prosecutor

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Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team Press Release:

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team has completed their investigation into the shooting incident involving Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies occurring on Saturday, 6/1/13 at an apartment complex on N. McDonald Rd.  The case has been forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review.  

Previous Coverage: 

Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team Release: At approximately 5:40 am on Saturday deputies responded to a warrant call at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of N. McDonald Rd. 911 received two calls from the residence where arguing was heard in the background. One of the 911 calls was disconnected. When 911 called back, operators continued to hear arguing in the background.

When deputies responded to the scene they observed a man (Roy Jacobs) and a woman struggling in a chair. Jacobs was armed with a 12" knife in his right hand. 

Deputy Kiehn pulled the woman off of Jacobs and told Jacobs to drop his knife multiple times. Jacobs refused commands to drop the knife and stood up and moved towards the deputies.

At this time Jacobs and Deputy Kiehn were in close proximity (within 6 feet). Deputy Kiehn fired two shots.

Medics were called and life-saving measures were taken by deputies.  Jacobs was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted by the Spokane County Medical Examiner yesterday. Involved deputies have been interviewed. Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE OFFICERS INVOLVED:

Deputy Jerad Kiehn has 13 years of experience with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  Deputy Kiehn is a Field Training Officer and a member of the Emergency Operations Team (Drive Rescue Team). Recently, he has been nominated for the Sheriff's Office Medal of Merit for his part in attempting to rescue the driver of a fiery crash on April 29, 2013.  

Deputy Tanya Walker has 8 years of experience with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  During that time, she held a position as a Field Training Officer and currently works patrol.
 
Deputy Scot Nelson has 24 years of experience with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.  He just returned to patrol after serving as a deputy in the K-9 Unit for several years.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

UPDATE: Roy Jacobs' brother who witnessed the shooting met with KHQ's Kelsey Watts on Monday. He pointed out the bullet hole in the chair Jacobs was sitting in when deputies arrived, and says it proves where Jacobs was at the time.

PREVIOUS STORY:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - As the investigation continues into the shooting death of Roy Jacobs, 48, at the hands of a Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Saturday, newly-released court documents reveal what deputies say happened.

Records show Jacobs had called 911 at 1:59am Saturday, to report he had an outstanding warrant, and to ask that someone come arrest him.

When nobody did, Jacobs called 911 again from a different telephone number at 5:38am. Deputies reported hearing voices in the background of the call telling Jacobs to hang up the phone, "leading dispatchers to believe there was a domestic disturbance."

Deputies T. Walker, S. Nelson and J. Kiehn responded at 5:46am. They knocked on the door of the apartment and were allowed in. Deputies "observed a female struggling with a male that was seated in a chair."

Deputies report Jacobs was holding a knife "approximately 12-inches long" and that he was intoxicated. Deputies say they ordered him to drop the knife, but he did not. Jacobs then stood, "facing the deputies, holding the knife up in a threatening manner."

Deputy Kiehn then fired two shots. Jacobs was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Three of Jacobs' family members were in the room and witnessed the shooting. They report Jacobs never had the knife in his hand. Hear their story with KHQ's Kelsey Watts tonight at 6.

PREVIOUS STORY:

UPDATE: A family member on scene confirmed with our partners at the Spokesman Review that the name of the man who was shot is Roy Jacobs Jr. At this hour we're awaiting the names of the deputies involved in the shooting. As soon as we get them we'll post them here to KHQ.com, Facebook and our Twitter news feed.

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team Press Release:

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) is investigating a shooting involving Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies occurring early Saturday morning. At approximately 5:40 am deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of N. McDonald Rd.  When deputies knocked on the door to serve the arrest warrant a confrontation ensued and one male was shot. The individual who was shot was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Saturday morning at 5:40 am Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to the residence of a wanted man after that man called law enforcement advising he had a warrant out for his arrest and that he wanted to be taken into custody. Deputies confirmed the warrant and responded to the Somerset Meadows Apartment Complex. Deputies made contact with the wanted male and others in the residence and a confrontation ensued, resulting in the shooting of the wanted male.  That wanted male was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Due to the fact that this was an officer involved shooting, the Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol was enacted. The SIRR Team is on-scene investigating the incident. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies including the Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. 

  • The Spokane Police Department is the managing agency in this incident.  All future communications on this incident will be sent out via the SIRR Team.
  • The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the deceased individual.
  • The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will release the names of the deputies involved in this incident.
  • Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review.

 Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department were involved in a fatal shooting early Saturday morning while responding to a warrant call.

It happened at an apartment complex at McDonald and Trent. Deputies say they were called to the apartment complex to arrest a man who decided to turn himself in on a warrant. 

Deputies responded, but right now it is unclear what happened that lead to the shooting. We are told the man who was shot has died. It is unknown if he died at the shooting scene, en route to the hospital, or at the hospital.

Because the incident involved a deputy with the Spokane Valley Police Department, the Spokane Police Department is taking the lead on the investigation. McDonald is expect to be closed all day Saturday. 

KHQ has a crew on scene and will update this story as soon as more information becomes available. 

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