- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials say two Spokane police officers were justified in using deadly force in a shooting.

Officials say Officers David Stone and Brent Armstrong were attempting to contact/arrest James Danforth just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 while responding to a report of domestic violence.

While Stone and Armstrong were sitting in their patrol cars across the street from the house, they saw a man matching Danforth’s description. Both officers got out and asked Danforth to show them his hands. He did not comply.


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The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office says Danforth was fatally shot after he fired a gunshot at Stone and Armstrong through his jacket pocket.

Prosecutors say Danforth represented a serious and immediate threat to the officers and persons inside the home, who he had already assaulted. No criminal charges will be filed.



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