Chelan County, WA: In a press release this morning from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that at approximately 12:50 AM, a Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted a vehicle in a parking lot in Leavenworth. As the Deputy approached the vehicle the driver displayed a gun, shots were fired and the suspect fled eastbound on US-2 in a 2006 Dodge pickup.
Two Chelan County Deputies pursued the vehicle eastbound on US-2. As the vehicle approached Cashmere, the Washington State Patrol deployed spike strips and punctured the suspect’s tires. The vehicle continued eastbound on US-2 for approximately one mile before it left the roadway to the right and came to rest in a ditch.
After a short stand off the suspect exited the vehicle and surrendered to Deputies. The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a gunshot wound to his hand. The suspect is identified as a 66 year old male from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
No officers were injured in the incident. The suspect was alone in the vehicle and there are no additional suspects. The investigation has been turned over to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The SIU team is comprised of investigators from Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Wenatchee PD, Washington State Patrol, East Wenatchee PD, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Additional media releases will be handled by the SIU Team.
Source: Press Release from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, March 1st, 2016.