New details shed light on fatal Spokane Valley shooting

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. --- KREM 2 has obtained a copy of a search warrant filed by Spokane Sheriff’s Deputies from the fatal shooting Sunday night in the Spokane Valley.

According to Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crime Detectives, on Sunday around 8:45 p.m., a homeowner on the 17300 block of East Montgomery reported he had just shot a man who knocked on his door and ran off.

According to the new search warrant document we are learning the homeowner reported he was at home playing a video game when someone aggressively knocked on a door that he rarely uses. Concerned, the man grabbed his loaded gun and went outside. He said he saw a man, later identified at 42-year-old Nakia Shane Burland standing in his yard about 15-feet away. The homeowner said he confronted Burland with his gun and said Burland didn’t move but asked “where’s my bike?”

The homeowner said the man “bull rushed” him and so he fired his gun one time. Burland said “you hit me” and then ran away.

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The homeowner said that after Burland ran away, he went back in his house and called police. He told police he had never met that man before and had no idea who he was. When police were shining lights on his property he saw a bicycle that did not belong to him leaning on a building behind his house.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they followed a trail of blood which started from the homeowners’ yard to across the street. They found Burland with a gunshot wound in his leg.  Deputies put a tourniquet around Burland’s leg to try and stop the bleeding. Burland later died from his gunshot wound.

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives are still investigating and have not determined if the homeowner will be charged or if it will be ruled self-defense. The identity of the homeowner will not be made public unless charged.

KREM


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