The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has identified the six officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of Army veteran Jed Zillmer in Spokane Valley on February 11.
Investigators say Zillmer, an Afghanistan combat veteran suffering from PTSD, was suicidal and led police on a high speed chase from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene and back to Spokane Valley on February 11.
The chase ended at the intersection of Sullivan and Indiana, where Zillmer got out of his vehicle and pointed a handgun at himself. Investigators say when he adjusted his bulletproof vest, deputies opened fire.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Zillmer threatened to shoot other civilians if deputies did not kill him first. The investigation shows Zillmer had two other handguns on him and several other weapons inside his vehicle.
The deputies identified by the sheriff's office as having been involved in the shooting are Brett Hubbell, Jeff Thurman, Dale Moyer, Ryan Walter, Brian Hirzel and Randy Watts.