Man killed in officer-involved shooting previously charged for assaulting an officer



Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Court documents outlined numerous arrests for the man shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in Spokane. The records even include a 2005 arrest for assaulting a law enforcement officer.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man killed as Jacob I. Dorfman. An autopsy showed that the 52-year-old died from gunshot wounds. Dorfman died at the scene near 8th and Adams on Tuesday morning.

Authorities most recently arrested Dorfman in Spokane County in 2012. Court detailed that Dorfman was arrested for driving without a license, theft, malicious mischief, failure to comply with an officer and driving under the influence.

Grant County court documents showed that Dorfman served time from January 12th, 2006 to November 2nd, 2010. A judge sentenced Dorfman for burglar and assault. Court documents showed that he served his sentence in Shelton, Clallam Bay, and Walla Walla.

Authorities arrested Dorfman in Grant County in 2005. The arrest record claimed that Dorfman assaulted a law enforcement officer.

Dorfman’s criminal record dates back to a burglary charge in 2001 according to records from the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Dorfman died Tuesday from multiple gunshot wounds following a police pursuit in south Spokane. Officers pursued Dorfman on foot until he hopped into a vehicle. The man led officers on a short pursuit as he drove through yards and fences. The chase ended after about 5 minutes in the Huckleberry’s at 9th and Monroe.

The details surrounding the shooting remain unclear. Witnesses told KREM 2 News that they saw Spokane officers stop Dorfman with their car using a PIT maneuver.  They reportedly heard close to a dozen shots fired right after. The suspect died on scene. Officers recovered the Dorfman's handgun at the scene.

None of the officers involved were injured.

Several officers will be on standard paid time off while the Washington State Patrol conducts an investigation into the shooting.