Shooting in Moses Lake Puts One Man in Hospital; Suspect at large

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in the hospital after being shot 5 times, suffering wounds in both legs, Sunday night. Around 9:41pm, Moses Lake Police responded to shots fired in the 1100 block of E. Hill St. According to police during a dispute outside a third party residence, 25-year-old Olajide Fletcher drew a handgun and shot 51-year-old Alex Tauveve a total of 5 times. Tauveve sustained wounds to both legs and was airlifted to an area hospital. Currently he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Fletcher fled the scene with a female companion in a dark passenger car. Fletcher is described as a black male, 5'10" and 220 pounds. The female with him has not been identified but is described as a 22-year-old black female, 5'6" and 148 pounds. 

Police were not able to get a license plate of the vehicle that the suspect fled the scene in.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the whereabouts of Olajide Fletcher is asked to contact the Moses Lake Police Department at 509-764-3887.

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