Two Officer Involved Shootings

There were two officer involved shootings in the region over the weekend: one in Lacey; the other on Bainbridge Island. Here are news releases from the State Patrol on each incident:

Washington State Patrol Detectives Seeking Additional Witnesses to Officer Involved Shooting in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island—Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigative Division (CID) detectives are taking lead investigative duties with the support of the Kitsap County Incident Response Team regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred July 9, at approximately 1:00 A.M. in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident including Kitsap County Regional SWAT team to the active shooting incident involving an unknown subject on a sailboat in the waters of Eagle Harbor after 8:30 P.M.

The subject was randomly shooting at shoreline homes and then at responding officers. After hours of attempting to end the situation peacefully the subject was approached by officers on boats and ultimately shot and killed when he pointed a weapon at the officers. There were no officers or citizens injured.

Detectives are seeking any additional witnesses to the incident, especially those who may have taken photographs or videos during this active shooter event. If you have information or know somebody that does, please contact Detective Sergeant Mark Wilson at (360) 473-0141 or email at mark.wilson@wsp.wa.gov.

 

Officer involved shooting in Thurston County

Lacey-At 6:48 a.m. the Washington State Patrol was involved in an officer involved shooting Saturday morning along southbound I-5 in Lacey. Troopers stopped the male driver of a black Dodge Charger at milepost 110 at Carpenter Road. The individual exited vehicle and advanced at troopers with a knife. A trooper discharged his weapon, striking the subject. The troopers immediately rendered first aid until medical personnel arrived. The subject died at the scene.

The incident began at 6:13 a.m. when the subject called 911 while he was driving along State Route 167 in King County. He told a dispatcher that he was distraught, suicidal and had a knife. He also indicated that he wanted to attack any police officer who pulled him over, that he was driving unsafely and at a high-rate of-speed.

The multi-agency Thurston County Critical Incident Investigation Team will handle the investigation with Olympia Police Department taking the lead. Several lanes of southbound I-5 were closed at milepost 110 while detectives completed their on-scene investigation into the incident.

The male trooper involved in the shooting is an 18 year veteran of the Washington State Patrol and has been placed on paid administrative leave as per normal procedure.

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