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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Investigation: Man shot three times in abdomen


Last updated 4/23/2020 at 9:26am

RITZVILLE — The motorist who died April 12 after an altercation with police was shot three times in the abdomen.

Shawn Lee, 48, of Susanville, Calif., died at a local hospital from the injuries, according to updated information released by the Columbia Basin Investigative Team, which is reviewing the officer-involved death.

Ritzville officer Jeff Lane fired the shots after first Tasing Lee, who was charging him while wielding a machete in the parking lot of Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores, according to the team.

Lane remains on administrative leave during the investigation, which...

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