Officers found justified in Aug. Salvation Army shooting



Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 12 at 7:41 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has determined officers were justified in a deadly shooting at the Salvation Army building on August 22, 2013.

A law enforcement leader said Daniel Jones, 40, was stopped by authorities and later began ramming marked police vehicles.

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The incident began when Jones’ 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.

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Police responded to the call and attempted to box in the red truck near Indiana and Ruby. Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub said Jones then began ramming police vehicles. The suspect failed to stop when ordered to by police according to Straub.

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Jones' parents said the whole thing unfolded right in front of his wife and three children who live at The Salvation Army. Jones' father said his son was sitting inside the truck when he was shot by officers.

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Prosecutors have determined no criminal liability for SPD Officers Lyons, Collins, S. Lesser and Lt. King and no charges will be filed.