Murder suspect told to drop weapon before being shot by officers

Murder suspect told to drop weapon before being shot by officers

Murder suspect told to drop weapon before being shot by officers

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 6:32 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team said the suspect in a homicide on N. Standard was told multiple times to drop his weapon.

Jeremy Arnold was killed Tuesday after he showed up on the scene of a murder. Police said he was a suspect in the murder case. Jeremy Arnold got out of his car with what appeared to be a gun and police shot and killed him.

READ: Murder suspect Jeremy Arnold shot and killed by SPD officers

Officials said police had just finished doing interviews related to the murder when a car drove at a high rate of speed through police barricades.

Authorities said Arnold stopped the car and got out holding what appeared to be a handgun in his left hand. They said multiple commands were given to Arnold by officers to drop the weapon.

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Officials said Arnold lifted his left hand and pointed the handgun toward police. The officers fired their weapons and Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team began investigating the shooting.

Officials said the blue truck Arnold was driving at the time had belonged to the murder victim, Tracy Fergerstrom.  Authorities said the bullet-ridden truck had been completely torn apart.  Detectives extensively searched the vehicle and had it towed Thursday according to police.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Video moments after SPD shooting

The Spokane Police Department will identify the officer’s involved in the shooting in the coming days.
 

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