Ruling: Officer-involved shooting at West Wynn Motel justified

Officials recount officer-involved shooting at West Wynn Motel

SPOKANE, Wash. – The officer-involved shooting at the West Wynn Motel on May 2, 2016 was justified, according to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.

The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday. No criminal charges will be filed against SPD officers. 

Police responded to the motel for a domestic violence report involving a gun and knife around 3:30 p.m. on May 2.

On Wednesday, Spokane Police officials said the suspect, Aaron Johnson, set up to shoot officers when they arrived.

SPD officials said they found a suicide note during their search. 

Johnson survived the shooting and is now in the county jail. 

The officer involved shooting at the West Wynn was the third within a week for the Spokane Police Department. 

KREM


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