Suspect shot by Spokane Police near Airway Heights motel dies

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police say the suspect they shot near the Bell Motel in Airway Heights has died.

According to SPD, the shooting involved a suspect wanted in connection to two separate domestic violence incidents in Northwest Spokane on Monday and Wednesday.

Police say the man was wanted for firing a round into his ex-girlfriend’s home on Monday, and then returned Wednesday where he pistol-whipped her.

When SPD’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team and Special Investigative Unit tracked him down to the Bell Motel, they say he walked out of an RV and exchanged words with two officers who then shot him. He was taken to an area hospital, but died hours later from the injuries.

The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team, which is comprised of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, and Spokane Police Department, has taken over the investigation.

This is a developing story.