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Name of man killed by police after opening fire in Wenatchee church released

North Central Washington investigators released the name of the suspect killed on May 7 after a confrontation with police.

WENATCHEE, Wash. — North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit (NCW SIU) released the name of the suspect killed in the police shooting in front of the Living Hope Church in Wenatchee.  

On May 7 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Wenatchee police officers responded to a report of a man shooting into the Living Hope Church in Wenatchee. The man was later identified as 36-year-old Alexander J. White from East Wenatchee.

According to a press release, officers arrived on the scene and confronted White, who was fatally shot by officers. During the incident, one Wenatchee police officer received non-life-threatening injuries. Police said no one was in the church at the time of the shooting.

On Thursday, detectives with the NCW SIU identified the three Wenatchee Police officers involved in the shooting as Officer Corey Fuller, Officer Brian Hewitt, who was injured during the incident,  and Officer Aly Mustain.

As the investigation in the case continues, the three involved Wenatchee police officers were put on administrative leave.

Police continue to investigate the case, and it is expected it will take several weeks before the case can be forwarded to the Chelan County Prosecutor.       

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