Suspect Injured In Richland Police Officer Shooting
A rollover collision in Richland yesterday resulted in a man being rushed to the hospital after an altercation with the Richland Police Department.
In a press release from the Richland Police Department, a male suspect was shot after shots were fired at a Richland Police Officer.
The officer in question was unharmed but the suspect was injured and sent to the hospital.
Here are the details according to the Richland Police Department's press release:
Tonight, at approximately 7:00 pm, Richland officers were dispatched to a rollover collision near Wellsian (Aaron) and SR-240. When Officers arrived at the collision scene they found the involved vehicle empty. Witnesses reported seeing the driver flee on foot.
Officers searched the area for the driver and, ultimately, came into contact with an individual near Duportail Street and SR-240. Shortly after making contact with the individual, shots were fired by one officer.
A male adult was struck by rounds fired by the officer. Medical aid was given to the man and Richland Fire personnel transported him to a local hospital. We do not have an update on the condition of the
injured male at this time.
No officers were injured.
As required by WAC 139-12-030, the Special Investigations Unit has been activated at the request of Chief Bruce to assume the investigation. Chief Bruce has also notified the designated community representative(s). All Richland officers are clear of the scene and will not be involved in the investigation.
Any further media requests should be directed to Kennewick Police Department Commander Randy Maynard, with the Special Investigations Unit.
If you have information on this investigation, reach out to the Kennewick Police Department.