SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Police Department identified two officers involved in a fatal shooting on November 28 in the 2900 block of East Rowan Avenue. According to SPD, Officer David Stone and Officer Brent Armstrong fired their weapons the officer-involved shooting.
Officer David Stone was hired by the Spokane Police Department in January 2010. He was part of the Civil Disturbance Unit from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, Officer Stone became a member of SWAT, the Chemical Agent Response Team, and became a Field Training Officer. He became a nationally certified SWAT EMT in 2015. Prior to being hired by SPD, Officer Stone was a ten-year veteran of the United States Army and attained the rank of Captain. He completed one tour in Iraq.
Officer Brent Armstrong was hired by the Spokane Police Department in January 2017. He completed training in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Officer Armstrong is in his third rotation of field training currently with Officer Stone.
Spokane Police said a suspect who opened fire on two officers Tuesday night was shot and killed.
Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl said they received a 911 call to a home near Rowan and Haven around 6:00 p.m. for a domestic violence situation involving a gun. During the call, Meidl said the 911 operator could hear shots being fired. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect had already left the scene.
Then, an hour and a half later, while two officers were sitting in their patrol cars, the suspect opened fire on the officers. Meidl said the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect. The officers immediately rendered first aid to the suspect and he was transported to the hospital where he later died. SPD reported that there were no other injuries.
Meidl said the officers were wearing body cams but because they were sitting in their vehicles at the time of the incident, it is unclear if they were on.
It is unclear how many shots were fired but a witness on scene said she heard as many as eight shots.