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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman man shot in standoff with police identified

Fatal shooting occurred Wednesday, Dec. 14


December 22, 2022

PULLMAN — The man shot in the officer involved shooting has been identified in a coroner report released Monday, Dec. 19, as Brent Lee Kopacka, 36.

Past reports state that the city of Pullman Police Department Officers were dispatched Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 8:34 p.m. to the 1000th block of Latah Street to where Kopacka was said to be pacing the hall with a gun.

The roommates were evacuated from the apartment, and Pullman Officers attempted to speak with Kopacka but he had barricaded himself inside, past reports say.

Whitman County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, includ...

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