Officer Involved Shooting In Wenatchee Kills One Man
An officer-involved shooting in Wenatchee happened Thursday afternoon
WENATCHEE, WA - According to the Chelan County Coroner, the 43-year-old man shot earlier this month was Robert J. Harris of Monitor.
WENATCHEE, WA - Wenatchee police say a city police officer fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant during a controlled drug buy that went bad.
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.
Jones says the unidentified officer was taken to Central Washington Hospital, where he was treated and released. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the officer was dragged a short distance and suffered bumps and bruises.
The police spokesman says the SUV driver who died at the scene was the suspect in the controlled drug buy being conducted by the Columbia River Task Force. The task force had called Wenatchee police for backup.
The dead man was not immediately identified.
The Washington State Patrol will be leading the investigation for Wenatchee Police Dept. If you have any information, or witnessed the incident, please contact the Washington State Patrol at 509-682-8152.