UPDATE: Suspect shot after ramming patrol car twice, deputies say

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The suspects car being towed away Saturday morning. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

THURSTON COUNTY — A deputy shot a man at least once Saturday after a police pursuit, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say Nisqually Tribal Police tried to pull over the driver around 3 a.m. Saturday, but he took off at speeds up to 90 mph.

When a Thurston County Deputy went to assist, the suspect did a U-turn in the 1400 block of Reservation Road.

Officials say the deputy pulled into the shoulder as the suspect drove at him. That’s when they say the suspect intentionally rammed the deputy’s car — setting off the airbags in both cars.

Lt. Greg Elwin says the deputy got out to confront the man and the suspect rammed the deputy’s car again. Elwin says the suspect baked up and started driving toward the deputy, and that is when the deputy fired a shot at the suspect — hitting him at least once in the arm.

The suspect was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition. When released, the suspect will be booked into Thurston County Jail for 1st degree assault with a deadly weapon.

The injured deputy was treated and released from an Olympia hospital.

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This is the SUV deputies say was rammed by the suspect. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

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3 comments

  • Ted

    Hey!!!!,…He didn’t kill him. Wow, how did this make news? A cop doesn’t kill the guy (or dog) and everyone walks away alive!!!

  • Ted

    Hey, wait a minute,… the perps car is wrecked at both ends….Who hit who first? Or was the car already wrecked? And why don’t you have a pic of the bad guy? Don’t you want to make him a star?

  • Joe Camel

    What I want to know is how these q13 bozos forgot to license their domain name, did they work for the government health care web site roll out?


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