Spanaway, WA – Two Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were shot on Tuesday in Spanaway.
The incident occurred at about noon on March 15 in the area of near 190th Street Court South and Pacific Avenue South, the Seattle Times reported.
The sheriff’s department said a SWAT team was moving in to make an arrest in connection with a felony assault when gunfire erupted, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
“Deputies were doing surveillance for a SWAT-plan mission to arrest a suspect for felony assault,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Sergeant Darren Moss told KIRO.
“Shortly after they were executing that mission, they called out that shots had been fired, and two deputies were down,” Sgt. Moss continued. “We have no one outstanding but two of our deputies were shot during this warrant service and they’re both being rushed to the hospital.”
The sheriff’s department said the suspect is dead, KIRO reported.
Sgt. Moss said wounded heroes were transported to the St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.
The sergeant did not have any details on the medical conditions of the deputies, nor did he release their identities.
The sergeant also said he did not know if the deputies had returned fire, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.
Two Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies shot and rushed to the hosptial. Personally witnessed around 20 police cruisers speeding by either to scene or to get to injured deputies to rush them to hospital. Nerve wracking to witness the chaos #FOX13Seattle pic.twitter.com/m1xMPptxlz
— Hana Kim (@hanamkim) March 15, 2022
Heavy police activity in the 19000 blk of Pacific Ave S. Please avoid the area. Media: stage in shopping complex parking lot in SE corner of Pacific Ave S and 176th St. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/Qw12DYhnGL
— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) March 15, 2022
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