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Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer

Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer

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The AP via YellowBrix

December 24, 2009

SPOKANE, Wash. – A man fired several rounds at a Spokane police officer early Wednesday, mising the officer but hitting his patrol car.

The shooting happened as the officer, who has not been identified, was guarding the scene of an earlier shooting, where an 18-year-old man was injured.

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The officer was not injured. Later in the day, patrol officers found a stolen Chevy Suburban that they believe was driven by the shooter. They continued to search for the man with the help of a police dog.

Police believe the gunman may have been involved in an attempted car theft about 20 minutes before the Suburban was stolen.

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    Swatdog381

    over 4 years ago

    160 Comments

    It's called the 9th Circut Court!

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    michelleg

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    why the recent craziness in washington ??

    keep your eyes wide opened.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Some people need to sit up and start paying attention. LE is becoming sitting ducks out there. What does it take for some to realize LE should be the last to suffer in kind of cuts. The citizens of Washington state deserve better unless of course you are a damn democrat = DO NOTHING!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Chierkcr: I have started to wonder the same thng! It doesnt help that the Governor is cutting budgets like there is no tomorrow. Our dept has "released" thousands of "low-risk" offenders onto the streets because of budget cuts..Not to mention the hundreds of job cuts our dept has had. The only thing our Governor has done was announced that our dept would no longer do Interstate Compact Agreements with Arkansas anymore. That was after we lost the 4 officers.
    I have yet to hear anything else from her...

    We do need some tougher laws here, and I do agree with some of the comments that it is a "Hug-a-thug" state. Again.. I wish they could clone Sheriff Joe and send a copy of him here! Be safe out there everyone...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Watch your six

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    chiefkcr

    over 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    Again, what is in the water out there in Washongton state. It sounds as though they need to start treating Washington state as a war zone. Police need to start arming and dressing accordingly. What's the Governor doing about all these shooting?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Anyone wearing a badge in Washington state has to be on pins and needles by now. I hope their departments are there to help support them during all this stress.

    (But they know that's what we're here for, too, as much as we can.)

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I agree with BklynsFinest347...WTF!

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    We had a domestic in Va Beach about a week ago,,,Same thing they walked in and he fired Thank God he missed...Both officers were able to back out and take perimeter, one of them was able to return fire...The guy went in killed his dog and then himself....If we can keep the news off this garbage maybe just maybe it won't spread...If I were on the streets I would go in every where guns drawn,,,,And if somebody doesn't like it the department needs to back the officers and say too bad...The REAL war has not started here yet...Wait till the suicide bombers start and they will...

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    WTF is going on in WA!? This crap has to stop!! Glad the cop is okay, being alive is his Christmas gift! If this is the case with all these cop shootings, how about arming every cop out there with M4's & flak helmets? This is war!!

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    jhunph

    over 4 years ago

    1116 Comments

    Glad to hear the officer was not hurt. Well said trooperman. What the heck is happening in the state of Washington? Maybe it's all that rain they get.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Glad the Officer is OK!!!....MAN...keep you head down and watch you six in Washington!!

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23296 Comments

    I was a cop in the 70's. My concern is copy cats. Glad the officer is okay and I hope the scumbag is caught.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    The Officer was not injured. Makes my Christmas Eve.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Thank goodness the officer is OK. This has gotten way, WAY out of hand ........

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