VIDEO: Wash. Police Shooting

June 5, 2015

Body-camera footage of an exchange of gunfire between a deputy and a man he chased on foot appears to back the version of events released earlier by Spokane County sheriff’s officials.

The Liberty Lake Police Department on Wednesday released two body camera videos that captured the Jan. 30 shooting of Christopher R. Myers in the parking lot of a gas station on Barker Road just north of Interstate 90.

Audio captured by the camera indicates that Myers fired his gun before Spokane County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Jeff Thurman returned fire.

Thurman had pulled over a car for expired tabs. When he learned the two women in the car with Myers had warrants for their arrest, he called for backup. Another deputy and Liberty Lake police Officer Jeff Jones responded to assist. Jones was wearing a body camera.

Body camera video: Officer-involved police shooting 1/30/2015 from The Spokesman-Review on Vimeo.

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