The officers involved in the deadly shooting near the Salvation Army building in north Spokane on August 22 have been identified by the police department.
The Spokane Police Department released the names of the four officers involved in the deadly shooting at the Salvation Army building, located at 222 East Indiana Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.
The officers are Lt. Kevin King, a 25-year veteran of the department and a Patrol supervisor; Officer Robert Collins, an 18-year member of the force who serves in the Patrol unit as well as the Patrol Anti-Crime Team; Officer Cory Lyons, a 6-year member of the department who serves in the Patrol unit; and Officer Scott Lesser, a three-year member of the department who serves in both the Patrol unit and TAC Team.
A preliminary investigation into the shooting showed that all four officers fired their weapons at a truck, driven by a man who had been involved in a road rage incident moments before he reportedly rammed his truck into the Salvation Army building. The four officers responded to the scene and boxed the driver into the parking lot with their patrol cars.
Witnesses reported seeing the driver of the truck attempt to ram the police officers.
The SIRR Team, which is made up of officers with the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol, is investigating the shooting.