Thurston County Sheriff deputy shoots suspect after being stabbed in neck
A sheriff’s deputy in Washington state underwent surgery for a stab wound to her neck late Friday after an altercation with a suspect, according to a report.
The suspect was airlifted for medical treatment of his own, after the deputy fired shots at him in response to the alleged stabbing attack, Q13 FOX of Seattle reported.
The incident happened in Yelm, a city in Thurston County, about 32 miles south of Tacoma. The weapon used in the stabbing was not described.
On 03/26/21 at approximately 8:00pm, a Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 16900 block of Holly St SE in Yelm, WA. According to the 911 caller, a man at the home was making threats. The deputy arrived on scene, and within two minutes of her arrival, the deputy advised Dispatch that shots had been fired and she had been stabbed. Officers from the Yelm Police Department and other TCSO Deputies arrived and began rendering aid to both the Deputy and the suspect. The Deputy, a female in her mid- thirties, was transported to St Peters Hospital where she is in serious but stable condition. The suspect, a white male in his early 40’s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.
This incident will be investigated by the Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team (CIIT), which is comprised of investigators from the Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Mason and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office’s, as well as the Washington State Patrol. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will have no part in this particular investigation. The Region 3 CIIT, is currently led by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
Due to our involvement in this incident, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is unable to provide any additional information. Further media inquiries will be handled by Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jason Dracobly, email@example.com, in accordance with WAC 139-12.
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