FBI searching for ‘two dangerous individuals’ after ATF agent was shot at a West Spokane motel

SPOKANE, Wash. — An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent and a suspect were shot in West Spokane at the Motel 6 in the Sunset Hill neighborhood Friday night, Spokane police say.

According to Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl, the shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on 1508 S Rustle Rd.

Meidl reported gunfire was exchanged between the ATF agent and suspect during the course of an investigation. Both individuals are being treated at an area hospital. 

SPD SWAT officers responded to the scene with K9 units to search for additional suspects but were unable to find them.

Meidl said two suspects are outstanding and they are considered a threat to the community. 

Rustle Road is currently being blocked off by a heavy police presence. According to Meidl, the area will be monitored by police for several more hours.

This is a developing story and we will provide more updates as we receive them.

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