Military veteran shot and killed by authorities was holding gun

Military veteran shot and killed by authorities was holding gun

Military veteran shot and killed by authorities was holding gun

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 4:36 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Investigators released new information about the deputy-involved shooting that took place Tuesday night near Indiana and Sullivan.

The man who was shot has been identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office as Jedadiah Zillmer, 23.

READ: Jedadiah Zillmer died from multiple gunshot wounds

According to investigators, the incident began with a phone call from the man who said he was suicidal, had weapons and wanted law enforcement to kill him.  Deputy Mark Gregory said the Zillmer was approached by Spokane police Tuesday evening but fled east in his vehicle along Interstate 90 to Idaho before turning around and returning to Washington.

Sheriff's deputies stopped the vehicle near the Spokane Valley Mall and Zillmer got out.  Moments later, deputies said he made a “threatening move” and they opened fire.

Authorities said Zillmer was holding a gun at the time of the shooting. Two other weapons were found on him. They said he was also wearing a ballistic-style vest.

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Officials said six deputies fired their weapons at the time of the incident.

Deputies saw several weapons inside Zillmer’s car.

Detectives are in the process of interviewing the deputies involved and other witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

READ:Jedadish Zillmer died from multiple gunshot wounds

 

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