Police shooting ruled justified

Police shooting ruled justified

Prosecutors have ruled Spokane Police were justified in shooting a murder suspect last spring. It was a shooting that was captured by KXLY4 news cameras.

Jeremy Arnold was suspected of killing Tracy Fergerstrom in a north side home in April. While police were investigating, Arnold drove through police barriers and approached officers. They had their weapons drawn and ordered Arnold out of the truck. As he exited the vehicle, he pointed a weapon at officers at close range and  immediately opened fire.

“[The officers] were faced with an individual they knew was a suspect in a murder investigation, was considered to be armed and dangerous,” said deputy prosecutor Jack Driscoll in his report. “The incident was caught on camera by a media crew and clearly shows Jeremy Arnold exiting and pointing what looks like a handgun at police.”

“They acted without any ‘evil intent’ and in good faith that their actions were justified.”