- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

HUNTERS, Wash. (AP) - Witnesses say a man who was fatally shot by a Stevens County deputy was walking away when he was killed.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1hHyCV8 ) that 29-year-old Jason Hale was shot Aug. 19 in Hunters when wildfires were burning in the area.

Investigators say Hale was brandishing a gun as he fled from deputies.

Cpl. Dave Reed shot Hale, who had a felony warrant for malicious mischief.

The Stevens County coroner reported that Hale was shot once in the left side of his neck. The bullet entered the back of his jaw.

A regional law enforcement team is investigating the incident.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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