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Officer-involved shooting

 

Love's Travel Stop at 1370 SR 261, Ritzville, Wash.

RITZVILLE - An officer-involved shooting took place at Love's Travel Stop Saturday night.

Ritzville Police responded to the travel plaza at 1370 SR 261 regarding a call of a suicidal subject at around 11:20 p.m. According to the Ritzville Police Department, the police officer and a Washington State Trooper contacted the subject in the parking lot. At some point in the contact, the Ritzville officer discharged his weapon and struck the subject.

Matt Simmons, a Loves Tire Shop employee, said he was working Saturday night until about 11:15 p.m., then he left and came back about six minutes lat...



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