A man was found dead inside a home at 4th and Sullivan after a 5-hour standoff with SWAT Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the Spokane County Sheriff's Department. The spokesperson said Major Crimes detectives are taking over the investigation.
Officials say they responded to a domestic violence call at the home Sunday afternoon. They learned one man inside the home was armed and not responding to police.
When SWAT entered the home Sunday night they found one man deceased.
Multiple police agencies have responded to an apartment complex in Spokane Valley near 4th and Sullivan.
Initial reports are that a man has barricaded himself inside one of the apartments at the Sunrise Village Apartment building and refuses to come out. Authorities are taking extra precautions as they are not sure if the man is armed or not. Right now, it is unconfirmed why police initially responded to the apartment.
Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Department, along with a SWAT team are on scene and have streets blocked off.
KHQ has a crew on scene and we will update this story as soon as we get any additional details.