Video of shots fired at officers during N. Spokane standoff released

Police say he fired at them...holed up in a house for hours...and when he finally came out he had a sword

SPOKANE, Wash. --- In just seconds, a routine police call took a dangerous turn.

During a standoff situation at a home in North Spokane last week, a suspect fired at officers as they approached the home in response to a 911 call.

“He fired over our heads,” one of the officers can be heard saying in the video. “He’s shooting this way.”

Witnesses had reported hearing a gun shot from the home near West Fredrick Avenue and North Madison Street around 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Police officials said a witness called in and reported a male at a house in the neighborhood had told him told him to get inside. Officers said when they arrived on scene, the suspect fired at them as they approached.

The suspect was in a house right next to a daycare center. Officials said time was of the essence to scope out the situation.

“Can we get to this Chevy truck right here…without getting too close?” one of the officers can be heard saying on the body camera video released Friday.


They moved in and the resulting standoff lasted for almost three hours. Officers said the situation ended when the suspect, Daryl Dalebout, came out of his home with a sword.

He was tackled to the ground before anyone was hurt.

Police said it is likely the body camera video will be used in court against Dalebout as he faces six charges of first degree assault.



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