SPOKANE, Wash. -- Officials announced early Thursday a deputy was justified in a fatal shooting of a suspect back in June.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the case involving a Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy that occurred on June 1, 2013.
A deputy shot and killed Roy Jacobs, 48, after an altercation at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of N. McDonald Road.
When deputies responded, after receiving two 911 calls, they observed Jacobs and woman struggling in a chair after arriving on scene. Jacobs was armed with a 12” knife in his right hand.
Deputy Jared Kiehn pulled the woman off of Jacobs and told him drop his knife multiple times. Jacobs refused commands, stood up, and moved toward the deputies. At the time, Jacobs was in close proximity to the deputies and Deputy Kiehn fired two shots.
Medics were called and life-saving measures were taken by deputies. Jacobs was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The incident was investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR Team) comprised of the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol. The SIRR Team completed its investigation which was forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutors Office for review.