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By Teresa Simpson
Gazette Reporter 

Washington State Patrol completes investigation into fatal Pullman shooting last year

Shooting occurred Dec. 15, 2022


October 12, 2023

PULLMAN — The Washington State Patrol (WSP) completed the Palouse Area Law Enforcement Critical Incident Investigation Response Team (PALECIIRT) investigation into the officer-involved shooting on Dec. 15, 2022, at 100 Southeast Latah Street.

WSP reports that the case has been delivered to the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Reports say Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said he hopes to announce that it was a justifiable use of force or if charges will be filed this fall.

According to reports, Pullman Police responded to Brett Kopacka, 36, who was shot and killed b...

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