Attempted car thief shoots victims vehicle after Kennewick Police arrive

KENNEWICK, WA - Friday morning, Kennewick Police Officers responded to an attempted auto theft at the Maverick Gas station on Clearwater Ave. 

KDP received a call at about 1:30 AM about male who had attempted to steal the victim's van. Moments after officer arrived the suspect discharged a firearm while aiming at the victim’s vehicle.

The investigation revealed the victim vehicle was struck.

At this moment the investigation is ongoing. The victim was not injured.