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Police Tase Man After He Flees Scene

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RICHLAND, Wash-- Early Saturday afternoon Richland police pulled over 38 year-old Michael Ryel who had been driving with a suspended license.  That is when police found drug paraphenalia in the car and began to question the driver and his passenger.

That passenger, 38 year-old Gar Walker of Kennewick, gave police a fake name and shortly after he took off.

"Corporal Lundquist questioned the subject further about who he was and the drug paraphenalia in the car and the subject took off running," says Sgt. Brian Ruegsegger of the Richland Police.  "Ultimately he was tased about a block away."

The man was tased twice.  After the first tase, he attempted to run again.  That's when police shot him a second time.  One witnesses says at first he thought the man had been shot.  There was blood in the parking lot where he was tased.  

Police also found heroin on Walker.  He was taken to the Benton County Jail where he will stay for at least 72 hours.

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