Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Scene of the Officer-involved Shooting

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Early this morning, Spokane Police officers were involved in a fatal shooting on the South Hill. This is what we know about the location and sequence of events so far, and we'll add updates as more information is released.

1:18 a.m. Officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired near 8th Avenue and Adams on the South Hill. They spotted a male suspect, and “a short foot pursuit ensued,” according to the Washington State Patrol press release.

The suspect, identified as 52-year-old, Jacob I. Dorfman, got into a gray Jeep and drove through several fences and yards with police in pursuit.

Before 2 a.m. Police cornered the suspect’s vehicle stopped in the parking lot of Huckleberries and Ace Hardware, on Monroe Street close to 9th Avenue. Shots were fired, and the suspect was killed. Witnesses reported hearing about a dozen shots, according to KREM. A handgun was found at the scene, and no officers were injured.

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...