Okanogan County Deputy Involved Shooting; Suspect Due In Court - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Okanogan County Deputy Involved Shooting; Suspect Due In Court

OFFICAL PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday night two Okanogan County Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Hungry Hollow Road out of Havillah. The original call came in around 6:00 PM when it was reported that the suspect, James J. Landis, 61, had just run his wife over with a tractor at the residence.

Deputies made contact with the victim and then responded up to the residence to attempt to contact the suspect. When deputies arrived at the scene Landis came out of the residence and fired several rounds at one of the patrol vehicles striking it several times.

The Deputies were able to pull out of the driveway and back down to an area out of sight of the residence while calling for additional units. One of the Deputies then exited his vehicle and moved into a field several yards from the house. At the time it was known, but Landis had left the residence and worked his way down to the location the Deputies had staged at. Landis opened fire on the patrol vehicle again, striking it several more times, using both a pistol and rifle.

The Deputy was able to return fire and struck Landis in the hip knocking him down. Landis was taken into custody, transported to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket and then to Wenatchee for surgery to his wound. Landis is being guarded at this time and when released will be transported back to Okanogan where he will be booked for attempted murder.

Investigators have been on scene all day. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office has been contacted and will be investigating the shooting for us.

Neither Deputy was injured during the incident last night. They took a lot of rounds last night and they did an excellent job in the way the handled the entire situation. The names of the Deputies are not being released at this time.

The wife, victim,  was injured in the original call, Landis had run her leg over with a tractor while at the residence. She was able to leave the scene on her own and went to a neighbors for help. She was later transported to the hospital for her injuries.

More information will be released once the investigation is complete.

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