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Domestic violence suspect shot by Spokane Police Officers identified

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The SIRR Team investigating the scene where Spokane Police Officers shot 36-year-old Jason Smith The SIRR Team investigating the scene where Spokane Police Officers shot 36-year-old Jason Smith
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has identified the suspect shot by Spokane Police early Monday morning in northeast Spokane

Officers say 36-year-old Jason M. Smith intentionally rammed into two Spokane Police Department patrol cars and refused to follow commands as he drove toward the officers. Three officers fired their guns, hitting Smith. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Smith is being charged with unlawful imprisonment, 4th degree assault, and three counts of 2nd degree assault. 

Neighbors shaken after early morning police shooting

Police initially responded to the area of 4100 E. Longfellow after Smith called 911 and said he thought his dad was trying to kill himself. Smith told the dispatcher there were guns in the house and he wanted to jail to jail for warrants, however he then said he didn't mean to call 911 and hung up. 

Smith's dad then called 911 and reported Smith was drunk, assaulting him and damaging the house. 

When police arrived, officers say they saw Smith sitting in his car in the driveway. One of the officers parked his patrol car in front of Smith's car, while another parked behind. Officers say Smith drove his car into one of theirs and continued to drive while pushing the patrol car into another patrol car. Officers say Smith failed to follow their commands as he drove toward them and that's when they fired. 

One person hospitalized after Spokane officer-involved shooting

After being hit, Smith got out of his car and was taken into custody. It was not made clear where Smith was hit, but his wounds were not life threatening. 

The names of the officers involved have not been released. 

The SIRR Team continues to investigate the incident and once they have finished, the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review. 

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