SPOKANE, Wash. — Investigators are releasing new details on a shooting that left a suspect dead Sunday night. Authorities also identified the officer who fired at the suspect.
Spokane Police Officer Brandon Roy was identified as the officer involved in a shooting of a suspected car prowler.
According to the Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team (SIIR), Roy has been placed on administrative leave.
Police said on April 17 around 3:30 a.m. officers responded to a call of a suspected car prowling near South Cannon Street. A victim reported a white man broke into his vehicle and the suspect pointed a gun at him when he went to confront him. The suspect has been identified by police as 38-year-old Vadim A. Grishchuk.
Police said when officers arrived, the suspect pointed the gun at police after they gave him orders and fired a shot, then the officers fired back.
Police said once it was safe, they began life-saving efforts but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner ruled Grishchuk's death a suicide caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
SIIR investigators said they found a loaded handgun when looking for evidence.
No officers were injured in the incident.