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May 16, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Police shoot, kill man following fatal shooting in Spokane

NINE MILES FALLS (AP) — Spokane police shot and killed a man in Nine Mile Falls early Thursday when they confronted him following a fatal shooting in Spokane.

The men involved in the fatal shooting knew each other and were known to police, said Police Chief Frank Straub.

Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton says investigators aren’t saying how they knew each other, but the shooting is not gang-related.

The victim was found about 1 a.m. in a street.

Witnesses gave police suspect and car information that led them to a house in Nine Mile Falls, just northwest of the city.

When officers attempted to contact the suspect about 1:30 a.m., shots were fired and the man was killed.

The Spokesman-Review reports Straub praised officers for their quick response in seeking the man shot by police.

No officers were hurt.

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