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Neighbors shaken after early morning police shooting

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Neighbors are shaken by Monday's early morning Neighbors are shaken by Monday's early morning
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Neighbors who live in the area say a police presence is not uncommon, but something like Monday's early morning shooting is. 

Scott Hill, who lives in the neighborhood, says police were at the same house earlier on Sunday.  He was in his house that night when things started to get heated and he went outside to see what was going on. 

"He was out there revving his car up," says Hill, who also says, by that time, police had returned.

"The first three that got there you could hear them say 'Shut it down, shut it down.  Step away from the car.'"

Then things escalated.   "There was a pop, pop, pop, pop, pop…. about fifteen rounds went off," says Hill.  "I thought they killed him." 

"I just think there should be a protocol.  If you refuse the first two commands, I just think there should be a rubber bullet, not fifteen rounds of live bullets.  There's too much of that," says Hill. 

Interim Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow was also on scene this morning.  "It looks like our officers just responded to a level of resistance and acted appropriately given the set of circumstances."

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