Wife Of Man Shot, Killed By Police: 'I Saw Him Get Shot But I Do - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wife Of Man Shot, Killed By Police: 'I Saw Him Get Shot But I Don't Know Why'

It's been a little more than two months since Nancy Jones lost her husband of 17 years, Danny. He was killed in an officer-involved shooting she happened to witness just outside their home at Spokane's Salvation Army; but she still has a lot of questions about what happened that day.

"I saw him get shot, but I don't know why," she told KHQ's Kelsey Watts. "I just think there needs to be answers, and it feels like ever since it happened everything is shut off, nobody talks about it, nobody does anything, but it happened and his life was taken."

It was August 22nd when Danny Jones was shot and killed by Spokane Police. Court documents report that the 40-year-old was in a car crash but didn't stay at the scene. Police followed him, planning to arrest him for a hit-and-run. But when they ended up in the parking lot of the Salvation Army, police say Jones started ramming parked police cars and in fear for their safety, they opened fire, killing him.

However, Nancy Jones remembers that morning differently.

She says she heard Danny's truck and looked out the window:

"I saw Danny pull up and the cops pull up, saw Danny put his hands on the steering wheel then put his hands outside the truck because the truck door was broken, and they started shooting," she said, adding that she didn't see any reason for police to open fire.

Per protocol, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office took the lead in the investigation into the shooting and the case has now been forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review to determine whether the officer's actions were justified or whether charges will be filed.

"I don't see why he's gone," Nancy Jones added. "He was a good man, he cared a lot for his family, that's all he lived for was his kids."

The Salvation Army moved Nancy and their three children to a new apartment on the Salvation Army campus, furnished with donations from the community. Without their support, she would have nothing.

There are many reminders of Danny in their new home, including pictures, his ashes and his wedding ring that Nancy wears as a necklace.

"It feels like my whole life is on stop," she said. "Half my life is gone."

Now, she's trying to figure out how to support her three children on her own and is taking a seasonal job as a bell ringer through the holidays. But after that, she doesn't know what she'll do.

Still, she says the most important thing to her is to have answers from investigators about what happened that fateful morning back in August.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-11-18 06:38:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>
  • Missing 13-year-old girl reported in Spokane Valley is found safe

    Missing 13-year-old girl reported in Spokane Valley is found safe

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:04 AM EST2017-11-18 07:04:45 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say they're looking for 13-year-old Jordan Ballou, who has been missing since 3pm Friday.  Deputies say she was last seen in the 6300 block of E. 4th Ave in Spokane Valley. 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say they're looking for 13-year-old Jordan Ballou, who has been missing since 3pm Friday.  Deputies say she was last seen in the 6300 block of E. 4th Ave in Spokane Valley. 

    >>
  • Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-17 21:50:11 GMT

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

    >>

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

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

  • Missing 13-year-old girl reported in Spokane Valley is found safe

    Missing 13-year-old girl reported in Spokane Valley is found safe

    Saturday, November 18 2017 2:04 AM EST2017-11-18 07:04:45 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say they're looking for 13-year-old Jordan Ballou, who has been missing since 3pm Friday.  Deputies say she was last seen in the 6300 block of E. 4th Ave in Spokane Valley. 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say they're looking for 13-year-old Jordan Ballou, who has been missing since 3pm Friday.  Deputies say she was last seen in the 6300 block of E. 4th Ave in Spokane Valley. 

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-11-17 23:10:38 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 17th.

    >>
  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-11-18 06:38:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>