Kittitas County Deputy shot and killed while pursuing driver


A Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and murdered and another officer was harmed. It happened after a driver they were chasing got out of the vehicle and started shooting, the sheriff’s office said.

It occurred at about 7:42 p.m. when the deputies attempted to stop a car in the Badger Pocket region of Kittitas County. The deputy and Kittitas cop endeavored to stop a vehicle they had gotten an objection about Tuesday night, the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. The vehicle refused to stop, which led to a serious chase, experts said.

However, when the car halted, the suspect got out of it and opened gunfire at the police officer and the deputy. The agent was lethally injured and was later announced dead at Kittitas Valley Hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The cop likewise endured a gunfire wound and has been sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, sheriff’s office said.

Kittitas is around two hours southeast of Seattle.

The sheriff’s office has not discharged the names of the officers.

The suspect was additionally shot and is being treated at Kittitas Valley Hospital, as indicated by the sheriff’s office.

“Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene of an officer involved shooting in the city of Kittitas. There are no suspects on the loose at this time. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”, Kittitas County S.O. tweeted.


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