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Deputy who shot woman on Highway 195 identified

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The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy who shot a woman in the shoulder near the intersection of Highway 195 and Excelsior Road last month.

The Sheriff's Office says Deputy Mike McNees shot 21-year-old Tina Fricke on December 28. The incident happened when several people called reporting Fricke was standing in the median of Highway 195 near Excelsior Road, pointing a handgun at passing cars. When Deputy McNees arrived on the scene, he confronted Fricke, who was still holding the gun. McNees fired one shot and hit Fricke in the shoulder.

Witness recounts deputy-involved shooting on 195

Deputy McNees is a 14-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office. For the last 12 years, he has been a member of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. He has worked in the Patrol Division his entire career and has been assigned to both Spokane Valley and unincorporated Spokane County.

Deputy McNees was also involved in a shooting in 2014. He shot a woman in the hand after an hours long stand off with deputies. The woman had barricaded herself in a room at a Motel 6 in Spokane Valley and had reportedly pointed a pistol out of the window of the motel before she was shot.

The Sheriff's Department says the SIRR Team's investigation into the Highway 195 shooting is still ongoing.

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