Spokane Police involved in South Hill domestic violence shooting identitifed

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Police Department released the names of the officers involved in the July 3rd shooting.

Officer Kelsey Scott and Officer Caleb Martin both fired their weapons at Daniel Craven, 53, who was armed with a firearm according to the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team.

The incident began just after 12:30 a.m. in the area of South Mount Vernon Road and East 57th Avenue. The victim told a 911 operator she believed her ex-boyfriend, Craven, had damaged items in her yard and was at her residence armed with a shotgun. She said she was scared and did not look out of her window to see if it was Craven but he had been harassing her since they broke up. She also told the operator she believed she heard a shotgun fired outside her residence.

Due to the serious nature of the domestic violence call and the close proximity to the City of Spokane, Spokane Police Officers responded to assist Spokane County Deputies according to a press release. Within minutes of arriving, Spokane Police Officers said they heard gunfire. Moments later, Officer Scott and Officer Martin fired their weapons at Craven then provided immediate medical aid to him until he was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Officials said a handgun was located near Craven and was seized as evidence. Both officers were reportedly wearing body cameras.

The Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was implemented and SIRR Team Investigators and Spokane County Forensic Personnel responded to the scene to conduct an investigation and process the scene.

Investigators urge anyone who witnessed or can provide information regarding this incident and has not been contacted by investigators to call Crime Check at (509)-456-2233. 

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