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Woman shot during standoff at Spokane Valley motel

A woman being sought on a felony warrant issued in Montana was shot and wounded early Tuesday by law enforcement officers during a standoff at a Spokane Valley motel, authorities said.


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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. —

A woman being sought on a felony warrant issued in Montana was shot and wounded early Tuesday by law enforcement officers during a standoff at a Spokane Valley motel, authorities said.

Officers were called to the motel early Tuesday after receiving a report that a stolen vehicle was in the parking lot, according to the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, a coalition of law enforcement agencies that investigate officer-involved shootings.

Deputies located the stolen vehicle and learned that a man and woman associated with the vehicle were staying in a room, were armed and were fugitives from Flathead County in Montana, the SIRRT said in a news release.

Authorities said deputies made several announcements by loudspeaker to try and persuade the individuals to surrender. At about 5:30 a.m., officers shot the woman, who was armed with a pistol, in the hand, the SIRRT said.

The news release identified the woman as Bonnie Ulrick, 37. She was transported to a Seattle hospital, although her wound was not considered life-threatening.

The man was arrested and identified as Eric Heil, 32, SIRRT said.

Ulrick had pleaded guilty last week in Flathead County to criminal possession of dangerous drugs and other crimes. She was free on GPS monitoring. Deputy Flathead County Attorney Alison Howard said a $30,000 warrant was issued for her arrest because she removed her GPS monitor.

Heil was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for failing to appear in court Nov. 7 for a hearing on a petition to revoke his suspended sentence. Heil was sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections in 2009 for violating his probation.



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