Shots fired as WDFW serve wildlife trafficking, illegal hunting warrant in eastern Wash.

Shots fired as WDFW serve wildlife trafficking, illegal hunting warrant in eastern Wash.

FERRY CO., Wash. – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers have confirmed that one person died in a barricaded home north of Republic on Friday.

Shots were fired at the home as Washington Department Fish and Wildlife officers were serving a firearms warrant.

WDFW officers served the wildlife trafficking and illegal hunting warrant at a home on State Route 21 and Empire Creek Road when the incident happened, said spokesperson Becky Bennett.

Bennett said there was some sort of altercation and officers heard the shot inside the home. No officers were injured.

WDFW said one person complied with officer directions to leave the house. The second person did not and was still barricaded inside the home as of 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the Spokane County SWAT team was called in to assist.

This is a developing story.

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