Police looking for Creach shooting witnesses

Spokane Police are trying to make sure they have not overlooked any potential witnesses to last month?s deputy involved shooting in Spokane Valley and are soliciting the community for help.

Spokane Major Crimes detectives have asked for anyone who may have heard or saw something when Spokane Valley businessman Scott Creach was shot to step forward with whatever information they have.

On Thursday investigators were back at the Plant Farm canvassing that neighborhood looking for residents they might have missed the day after the shooting. They are hoping to find someone who heard or saw the exchange of words and between Creach and Deputy Brian Hirzel on August 25.

Detectives also re-interviewed witnesses including the firefighters and paramedics who tried to revive Mr. Creach.

Investigators are trying to make sure they leave no stone unturned, even going so far as to interview a Spokane Valley man Deputy Hirzel pulled over in July.

The driver says Hirzel was rude to him and too aggressive and so now even that information could be added to the investigation in order to give prosecutors the most complete picture of how and why this fatal shooting happened.

?Once it goes to the prosecutors office, it becomes the prosecutor’s case. It is the prosecutor who will make decision on whether or not there are any criminal matters associated with this case,? Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said.

Right now detectives hope they can forward the case to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and his staff on Monday which is why they?re making this last call for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything the night of the shooting.

If you saw or heard anything the night of that shooting you?re asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.