Man suspected of shooting at neighbors in north Spokane killed by police

January 8, 2019

Spokane police shot and killed a man late Monday believed to have been firing a gun at neighbors, police said in a news release.

Officers rushed to the home at 623 W. Montgomery Ave. in north Spokane at about 10:30 p.m. after receiving a call to 911 reporting that a man at the home was firing a gun, police said. When officers arrived, they reported hearing at least one shot fired. Soon after that, officers reported that they fired at the suspect.

Antonio Fuentes, a neighbor who lives at on North Wall Street to the southwest, said he was startled awake at about 10 p.m. and watched from his living room as police surrounded the neighborhood.

“I woke up super groggy and heard screaming outside,” he said. “I was about to walk outside and heard a gunshot.”

The man fled into the two-bedroom home, where he was later found dead after a SWAT team breached the house, police said.

The names of the man killed and the officers who fired have not yet been released. An investigation into the shooting is being led by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

This report will be updated.

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