Deputy who shot and killed man in North Spokane identified

Deptuy who shot and killed a man in North Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy who shot and killed a man in North Spokane last Friday. 

Deputy Brent C. Miller has been with the sheriff’s office since 2014, and is currently a Sheriff’s Office Instructor. 

During a press conference on Friday, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Miller attempted a traffic stop that led to a pursuit around 3:50 a.m. 

The pursuit ended when 25-year-old Clando Anitok hit a fence near Post and Wedgewood.  

Knezovich said Anitok got out of his vehicle and walked toward Miller. Though Miller gave calls for Anitok to stop, Knezovich said he refused. Miller then attempted to deploy a taser, which failed.

Knezovich said Anitok ran away, but again stopped and reached into his pocket. Miller fired a shot when Anitok did not follow commands, Knezovich said. 

An investigation by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team found Anitok did not have a weapon on him.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said Miller was assigned to patrol the downtown precinct. Prior to working at the Sheriff’s Office, Miller volunteered as a Reserve Deputy and worked construction on the side. 

He has been placed on administrative leave per protocol.