SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane police are currently investigating after a man was shot and killed at the Maple Street Bridge on Monday night.
Police were called to the scene near West 2nd and Maple Street around 10 p.m. on Monday. When they arrived they found the man who had been killed.
Late Monday night, a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy shot a man suspected of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house and taking the woman and her teenage son hostage.
According to a police statement, Liberty Lake Police Department officers were called to the domestic violence report at the N. Malvern Road address around 10 p.m., on Monday, March 7.
Officers along with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene and tried to communicate with the suspect who was inside the house, but the attempts were unsuccessful.
Spokane police and SWAT were called to the scene and spent hours negotiating with the suspect, who was later identified as 56-year-old Steven A. Haley, from Spokane.
A woman and a man who were inside the house were able to escape through a second-story window. Her son remained inside the house with Haley and was found safe later.
The incident escalated after Haley came out of the house with a gun and refused to follow police orders. He was shot by a police officer and taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office then identified Sergeant Justin Palmer as the deputy who shot Haley.
The Washington State Patrol is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Ryan Spangler at (509) 227-6644 or by email to Ryan.Spangler@wsp.wa.gov.