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Police diffuse 'suicide-by-cop'


Last updated 2/1/2024 at 10:17am

CHENEY – Local police successfully resolved an alleged “suicide-by-cop” attempted in the early morning hours of Jan. 24.

Asahel Chavez, 21, was arrested following the incident and booked into the Spokane County Jail. He is facing charges of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree malicious mischief, seven counts of discharging a firearm and seven counts of reckless endangerment.

He remained in the jail at press time, held on $100,000 bail.

Police responded to reports of an armed suicidal subject at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 24, records show.

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