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Spokane County deputies shoot person on Highway 195

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Police activity on Highway 195. Police activity on Highway 195.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update: Washington State Patrol reports Spokane County deputies shot a person Monday evening on Highway 195. They say the suspect was pointing a gun at passing motorists. Their condition is not known at this time.

The incident started when Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded to several reports of a person pointing a weapon at passing motorists on the highway near Excelsior in South Spokane County.

Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the suspect. A short time later a deputy fired his weapon and hit the person. Deputies at the scene immediately provided medical care to the suspect who was taken to a local hospital.

The incident is now being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in Eastern Washington, including the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, Spokane Police Department, and Airway Heights Police Department.

WSP reports the scene is now secure, but the road remains closed northbound at milepost 87, and one lane southbound at milepost 88 about five miles south of Spokane

Previous coverage:

Right now the northbound lanes of Highway 195 at Excelsior Road are blocked because an incident involving a pedestrian with a gun.

Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the call around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. 

KHQ's Katie Chen reports medics are on the scene and it is still an active crime scene. 

As soon as we learn more we will pass it along to you

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