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Man in critical condition following Spokane Police shooting

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The Cenex at the corner of Cataldo and Division The Cenex at the corner of Cataldo and Division
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update, 3:45 p.m. Saturday: Spokane Police report a man is in the hospital in critical condition following a confrontation with two Spokane Police officers Saturday afternoon. Authorities say they first received calls of a man trying to get into their vehicles and was armed with a knife. Officers were on scene within five minutes. 

Two officers fired shots after confronting the man. The man was then taken into custody and medical aid was given to the man on the scene.

The man is now listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

The Spokane SIRR team is on scene and investigating the shooting. Once the SIRR team investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review.

The names of the suspect and the officers involved have not been release.

Update: Police report a man has been taken to the hospital after a shooting at the Cenex gas station near the intersection of Division and Cataldo Saturday afternoon.

Police chief Rick Dobrow says at least two officers were involved in the shooting. He says a man with a knife was threatening the officers.

The man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but police say he was conscious and talking when he was put in the ambulance. 

One witness told KHQ's Katie Chen that the man was trying to break into cars in the area.

Spokane Police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon. 

Police tell us the shooting involved an officer. Right now Division is closed southbound from Desmet to North River.

KHQ's Katie Chen is on her way to the scene now.

We will update this story as soon as we have more information.

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