Category Archives: Washington

Killed – James M. Eshelman (Moses Lake, WA)

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MOSES LAKE — The man fatally shot by Moses Lake police Monday night was identified as 54-year-old James M. Eshelman, of Moses Lake, according to Moses Lake police.

Eshelman was shot about 5:30 p.m. Monday after officers responded to a disturbance at a home in the 2000 block of South Belair Drive. Eshelman was armed with a large knife when officers contacted him, according to police reports.

At some point, an officer shot Eshelman, who was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake where he was pronounced dead.

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/article_2204a92e-7273-11e3-9ba8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.ifiberone.com/news/eshelman-challenged-police-in-situations-before-being-shot-by-officer/article_104c69fa-741d-11e3-a3e2-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.ifiberone.com/news/moses-lake-police-reveal-deceased-s-name-from-monday-police/article_fff69936-727d-11e3-88a4-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/man-s-name-released-in-fatal-moses-lake-police-shooting/article_2204a92e-7273-11e3-9ba8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/830044/Eshelman-James.php

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Grandview, WA)

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A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning when a fight broke out at a party, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Another person was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Responding to a call about a shooting at an address on Sand Hill Road just outside Grandview city limits, sheriff’s deputies found Carmen Johnson, 20, of Mabton deceased on the property shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s report.

The sheriff’s investigation determined that a large party, possibly with several hundred people, was taking place at the property on Sand Hill Road when a fight broke out and multiple shots were fired, resulting in Johnson’s death and the second victim’s injury.

The sheriff’s report did not identify the second victim.

Deputies say they are still looking for 21-year-old Miguel Angel Martinez for the murder of Carmen Johnson.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article32155830.html

http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/Mabton-man-shot–killed-at-house-party-in-Grandview-235948871.html

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/24244546/yakima-county-deputies-looking-for-homicide-suspect

http://www.kvewtv.com/article/2013/dec/23/grandview-shooting-suspect-laid-rest/

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/27635403/a-year-after-carmen-johnsons-death-friends-mourn-and-demand-justice

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Shooting-at-Grandview-party-leaves-1-dead-1-injured-235949561.html

http://www.dailysunnews.com/news/2013/dec/16/mabton-man-shot-killed-party-near-grandview/

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/obituaries/article32156127.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carmen-Earl-Johnson-97403860

Double Shooting – Killed – Carmen Johnson (Grandview, WA)

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A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning when a fight broke out at a party, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Another person was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Responding to a call about a shooting at an address on Sand Hill Road just outside Grandview city limits, sheriff’s deputies found Carmen Johnson, 20, of Mabton deceased on the property shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s report.

The sheriff’s investigation determined that a large party, possibly with several hundred people, was taking place at the property on Sand Hill Road when a fight broke out and multiple shots were fired, resulting in Johnson’s death and the second victim’s injury.

The sheriff’s report did not identify the second victim.

Deputies say they are still looking for 21-year-old Miguel Angel Martinez for the murder of Carmen Johnson.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article32155830.html

http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/Mabton-man-shot–killed-at-house-party-in-Grandview-235948871.html

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/24244546/yakima-county-deputies-looking-for-homicide-suspect

http://www.kvewtv.com/article/2013/dec/23/grandview-shooting-suspect-laid-rest/

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/27635403/a-year-after-carmen-johnsons-death-friends-mourn-and-demand-justice

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Shooting-at-Grandview-party-leaves-1-dead-1-injured-235949561.html

http://www.dailysunnews.com/news/2013/dec/16/mabton-man-shot-killed-party-near-grandview/

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/obituaries/article32156127.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carmen-Earl-Johnson-97403860

Killed – Robert Harris (Wenatchee, WA)

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WENATCHEE — A Washington State Patrol investigation has cleared the Wenatchee police officer who fatally shot a suspect in an undercover drug deal.

The patrol said Monday that Officer Scott Reiber was justified in using lethal force on Dec. 12 when he shot 43-year-old Robert Harris of Wenatchee.

Reiber was being dragged through the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant after the officer had pulled over the car to arrest Harris.

The officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Capt. Doug Jones says the patrol officer who shot the 43-year-old man Thursday afternoon was struck by the man’s SUV in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/06/wenatchee-police-officer-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/24210488/officer-involved-shooting-in-wenatchee-kills-one-man

http://www.omakchronicle.com/news/2013/dec/18/coronor-identifies-man-killed-wenatchee-police/

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/jan/21/state-patrol-video-shows-wenatchee-officer-dragged-prior-to-shooting-suspect/

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2013/dec/12/one-person-dead-wenatchee-incident/

Killed – Man (Tukwila, WA)

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TUKWILA — An armed robber was shot and killed by Tukwila police officers Saturday night.
At around 7:30 p.m. an employee inside Cash & Carry called 911 whispering that there was a robbery in progress.

The employee called 911 while the robber took the manager to the back of the store to get money.

Several officers rushed to the scene as the armed robber was walking out of the store. Tukwila Police say the suspect’s gun was visible. Gunshots rang out but police at this time are not sure which side fired first. The suspect died on the scene.

King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of D’Angelo Davis by Tukwila police on December 7, 2013.

Police surrounded the Cash and Carry wholesale food store on Andover Park East after receiving a report of an armed robbery in progress. Police say gunfire was exchanged when an armed man emerged, and Davis was killed.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg recommended the inquest after his office reviewed materials from the Federal Way Police Department, which conducted the investigation.

Inquests are fact-finding hearings conducted before a six-member jury. Under a standing Executive Order, inquests are convened to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of any law enforcement agency within King County while in the performance of his or her duties.

Inquests provide transparency into law enforcement actions so the public may have all the facts established in a court of law. The ordering of an inquest should carry no other implication. Inquest jurors answer a series of interrogatories to determine the significant factual issues involved in the case, and it is not their purpose to determine whether any person or agency is civilly or criminally liable.

The order signed by the Executive requests King County District Court Presiding Judge Corinna Harn to assign a judge to set a date and conduct the inquest.

The ordering of inquests is a function vested in the county executive under the King County Code.

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/07/tukwila-police-shoots-armed-robber-killing-suspect/

http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/News/release/2014/January/27jail-inquest.aspx

http://www.tukwilareporter.com/news/234962081.html

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/one-man-dead-after-gun-battle-police-near-southcen/ncFQg/

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Takeover-Style-Robbery-Suspect-Killed-234931771.html

http://www.king5.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/05/13360348/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Spanaway, WA)

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A man who went from praising the Seattle Seahawks on Monday to claiming Tuesday to be God is believed to have shot a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy before dying in a standoff.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was hit in the arm when his body armor deflected a bullet to his chest, and he’s expected to live, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

He gave this account of the shootings Tuesday in Spanaway:

Authorities responded about 3:30 p.m. to a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East after reports that a man there was threatening to kill people and might be a danger to himself. A SWAT team was dispatched.

About 4:15 p.m., the deputy was wounded as the suspect, barricaded inside the unit, fired on deputies. They returned fire, but it was not clear whether the suspect was hit.

About 5:30 p.m., after the suspect quit communicating with officials, deputies entered the storage unit, where they found the man dead.

It had not been determined Tuesday night how he died, but he appeared to have a gunshot wound, Troyer said.

SPANAWAY, Wash — An hours-long armed standoff in Spanaway ended Tuesday night when police found a 27-year-old man dead inside a storage unit.

The standoff began Tuesday afternoon when Pierce County deputies tried to make contact with a Puyallup man named Chase Houston, who was holed up inside a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ed Troyer said Houston was armed with several high-powered rifles and may have been suffering from mental illness.

“He made some statements about being a messenger from God and he believes he was a prophet and that the rapture is going to start today,” Troyer said.

The standoff had been going on for hours when police say Houston opened fire. It’s unclear how many shots were fired, but one deputy was grazed in the arm. That deputy is expected to be fine.

Deputies, along with a SWAT team, returned fire and used a “flash bang” grenade to get the man out. Just before 6 p.m., SWAT team members entered the storage unit and found Houston dead inside,

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were justified in using deadly force against a 28-year-old man who shot at them from a storage unit as they tried to tow his car last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

It’s unclear which of two Pierce County sheriff’s deputy fired the bullet that killed a man who had been shooting at them from a Spanaway storage unit in December, officials said Wednesday.

The pair who shot at 28-year-old Chase Houston were Scott Brown, a 48-year-old deputy with the department for 25 years; and Erik Clarkson, a 46-year-old deputy with the department 17 years.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25862680.htm

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25877626.html

http://www.dispatchnews.com/2013/12/12/man-dead-deputy-hurt-after-standoff/

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/pierce-county-sheriffs-deputy-shot-by-man-holed-up-in-storage-unit/

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/08/05/13358550/

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/sheriffs-deputy-shot-suspect-standoff/nb96s/

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2407320/Deputy-shot-gunman-dies-in-Spanaway-shootout

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/standoff-ends-with-a-deputy-shot-suspect-dead/

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/12/pierce-county-deputy-shot-in-the-arm-headed-to-hospital/

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25875232.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25876234.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Chase Houston (Spanaway, WA)

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A man who went from praising the Seattle Seahawks on Monday to claiming Tuesday to be God is believed to have shot a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy before dying in a standoff.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was hit in the arm when his body armor deflected a bullet to his chest, and he’s expected to live, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

He gave this account of the shootings Tuesday in Spanaway:

Authorities responded about 3:30 p.m. to a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East after reports that a man there was threatening to kill people and might be a danger to himself. A SWAT team was dispatched.

About 4:15 p.m., the deputy was wounded as the suspect, barricaded inside the unit, fired on deputies. They returned fire, but it was not clear whether the suspect was hit.

About 5:30 p.m., after the suspect quit communicating with officials, deputies entered the storage unit, where they found the man dead.

It had not been determined Tuesday night how he died, but he appeared to have a gunshot wound, Troyer said.

SPANAWAY, Wash — An hours-long armed standoff in Spanaway ended Tuesday night when police found a 27-year-old man dead inside a storage unit.

The standoff began Tuesday afternoon when Pierce County deputies tried to make contact with a Puyallup man named Chase Houston, who was holed up inside a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ed Troyer said Houston was armed with several high-powered rifles and may have been suffering from mental illness.

“He made some statements about being a messenger from God and he believes he was a prophet and that the rapture is going to start today,” Troyer said.

The standoff had been going on for hours when police say Houston opened fire. It’s unclear how many shots were fired, but one deputy was grazed in the arm. That deputy is expected to be fine.

Deputies, along with a SWAT team, returned fire and used a “flash bang” grenade to get the man out. Just before 6 p.m., SWAT team members entered the storage unit and found Houston dead inside,

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were justified in using deadly force against a 28-year-old man who shot at them from a storage unit as they tried to tow his car last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

It’s unclear which of two Pierce County sheriff’s deputy fired the bullet that killed a man who had been shooting at them from a Spanaway storage unit in December, officials said Wednesday.

The pair who shot at 28-year-old Chase Houston were Scott Brown, a 48-year-old deputy with the department for 25 years; and Erik Clarkson, a 46-year-old deputy with the department 17 years.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25862680.htm

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25877626.html

http://www.dispatchnews.com/2013/12/12/man-dead-deputy-hurt-after-standoff/

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/pierce-county-sheriffs-deputy-shot-by-man-holed-up-in-storage-unit/

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/08/05/13358550/

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/sheriffs-deputy-shot-suspect-standoff/nb96s/

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2407320/Deputy-shot-gunman-dies-in-Spanaway-shootout

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/standoff-ends-with-a-deputy-shot-suspect-dead/

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/12/pierce-county-deputy-shot-in-the-arm-headed-to-hospital/

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25875232.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25876234.html