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WSP Seeking Witnesses to SB SR-167 Shooting

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WSP Press Release, Washington State PatrolAt approximately 3:45pm yesterday, April 24, 2022, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received a 9-1-1 call from a witness advising someone was being threatened with a gun SB SR 167 near the Ellingson exit.

Prior to troopers arriving another witness called and advised that the suspect had fled southbound on SR 167.

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This began when the victim, driving a Dodge pickup, was traveling SB SR 167 near SR 18 in lane 1 and the suspect vehicle, a black or gray sedan, was traveling SB SR 167 on the right shoulder.  The suspect vehicle struck the barrier on the right then the victim’s trailer.  The victim was not aware that his trailer was struck at the time and continued southbound.

This is the 23rd shooting on King County freeways in 2022

The suspect vehicle came alongside the victim and threatened him with a handgun telling him to pull over at which time he complied.  The suspect exited his vehicle and continued to threaten the victim and forced him to unhitch the trailer and at one point put the gun to the victim’s head.  The suspect then fired one round in the direction of the victim over his head and ran back to his vehicle and fled the scene. Thankfully no injuries were incurred from the shooting.

The only description of the suspect is a black male in his 20s. The suspect vehicle is a sedan but the color, make and model have not been confirmed.

This is the 23rd shooting investigated by WSP detectives on King County freeways this year!

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WSP detectives are seeking anyone that witnessed this crime or anyone with information on the suspect or suspect vehicle.  Please contact Detective Haake at [email protected].


The above is a press release from WSP. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content. 

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