Spokane County prosecutors have concluded a deputy-involved shooting in Spokane Valley last June was justified.
Several officers were sent to an apartment on McDonald Road after someone there called 9-1-1 and hung up. Unfortunately it was Roy Jacobs, the victim himself, who dialed 9-1-1 that night not once but three times. Jacobs told dispatchers he had a warrant for unpaid child support but deputies didn't responded until that 9-1-1 hang-up call.
The arriving officers found a woman struggling to take a knife away from Jacobs, who was sitting in a chair.
The deputies managed to drag her out of the room and that's when Jacobs stood up and allegedly walked towards deputies with a knife.
"[The] deputy involved in the shooting was literally backed into an actual corner in the residence, could not do anything further, did everything he possible could to talk our suspect down, to have him drop the knife and he just failed to comply and kept egressing towards our deputies," Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said.
That's why prosecutors said that Deputy Jerad Keihn's use of deadly force was justified and no laws were broken.