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No charges in August 2015 police shooting

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has determined that several Spokane Police officers were justified in using deadly force while defending themselves against Kevin L. McDaniel, who shot at police while they were trying to take him into custody.

 Starting on August 6 and continuing to the morning of August 8, police were conducting surveillance on a stolen vehicle that was being driven by McDaniel. On the morning of August 8, police followed the vehicle to 616 E. Sanson in Spokane. Police surrounded the house based on the facts that McDaniel had a violent criminal history, a federal warrant out for his arrest and had been armed in previous stolen vehicle incident, police surrounded the house.

For about an hour, police attempted to persuade McDaniel to surrender. McDaniel's former girlfriend, who lived in the house on Sanson, told police he had told her he would not be coming out of the house and that this standoff would be his "grand finale."

At around 11:30 that morning, McDaniel fired at officers from just inside the front door of the house. Officer Pavlischack returned fire. McDaniel went back into the house briefly before charging out of the house and directly at officers, firing at them. Five officers shot back and hit McDaniel in the front yard of the house. He later died from multiple gunshot wounds. A loaded .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol was found not far from McDaniel's body.

 Under the circumstances, the the Prosecutor's Office found that it was reasonable for Officers Pavlischak, Hamilton, Brownlee, Killian and Phillips to use deadly force to defend themselves.

No criminal charges will be filed against the officers.

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