SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The sheriff's deputy who killed an armed man in Stevens County is a reserve deputy with eight month's experience.
Reserve Deputy Nick Wolfe was identified by the Spokane County sheriff's office, which is investigating the Oct. 19 fatal shooting of John Peterson near the town of Springdale.
Other media outlets report Wolfe and five-year veteran Deputy Travis Frizzell had responded to a 911 call from Peterson. He was a Vietnam War veteran who recently moved from Minnesota. His family says he had post-traumatic stress disorder and would call 911 when he was upset or depressed.
Peterson had a phone in one hand and a gun in the other when deputies arrived. The Spokane sheriff's office says he raised the gun at Deputy Wolfe who fired one shot that killed him.