Shots fired during pursuit

By on Monday, August 22nd, 2022 in Columbia Basin News Columbia Basin Top Stories

KENNEWICK – The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called out to investigate an incident where shots were fired Monday morning during a foot chase, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers from the Kennewick Police Department were dispatched at 10:25 a.m. to a subject slumped over inside a vehicle at the Circle K at 7707 West Deschutes Avenue. Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, who were in the area, stopped to assist KPD.

Deputies and officers checked on the subject and saw the subject with the gun.

“As they removed the subject from the vehicle, the subject fled,” BCSO Lt. Jason Erickson said in a news release. “During the foot chase shots were fired.”

Erickson said the subject gave up and was transported to the hospital. The deputies and officers involved in this incident are safe.

The Citizens Review Board will work with SIU as the investigation is conducted. All further details on this case will be provide by the SIU.