Officers fired 23 rounds during shooting in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Richland Police have released new information regarding the fatal, officer involved shooting on June 5th. 27-year-old James Schultz was killed.
Richland Police Chief, Chris Skinner says their investigation is still ongoing. Police had been looking for Schultz that morning when they found him in a car with four other people.
The officers involved say they were ordering the people out of the car when Schultz tried to start it to take off. As they approached the car the officers say they saw Schultz reach for a gun in his waistband and fire two shots. The officers then started shooting. Four of them fired a total of 23 rounds. They continued to shoot until Schultz stopped moving.
Investigators found two guns and two shell casings in the car. Some witnesses say Schultz did not fire a gun at all. The Tri-Cities Special Investigations unit is supposed to clear up the differences in the stories.