SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Investigative Regional Response teams have forwarded their investigation into a deadly shooting outside of the Salvation Army to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. However, what investigators found has not been made public.
Officers fatally shot an unarmed man outside the Salvation Army on August 22 in North Spokane. The Spokane Police Chief later said the Daniel C. Jones, 40, was stopped by authorities. He later began ramming marked police vehicles according to officers.
Law enforcement leaders said Jones was driving a red truck on that morning. The incident began when the red truck collided with a white truck near Main and Division according to authorities. They stated that the driver of the white truck called 911 to report the crash. The caller said that is when Jones made a u-turn and hit him again near East North River Drive and Ruby.
Officers located the red truck a short time later on N. Division. Police had a short chase with Jones which ended in the parking lot of the Salvation Army on E. Indiana.
Authorities said when officers tried to approached Jones, a scuffle ensued. Officers shot Jones and administered first aid. Jones was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.