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Suspect shot, killed by Stevens Co. deputy in Rice

Stevens County Sheriff's Deputy involved in fatal shooting

RICE, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened early Tuesday evening in Rice, Wash.

According to investigators, a homeowner called authorities around 6 p.m. to report someone banging on their door. It's now believed that man may have been there to repossess a piece of property.

The man fired a shotgun at a detective when he arrived, wounding his hand and ear. The detective returned fire, killing the suspect.

The deputy was transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries and was released several hours later.

More information about the incident is expected to be released Wednesday.


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