Shotgun Pointed At Cruiser Causes Lakewood Officer To Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Shotgun Pointed At Cruiser Causes Lakewood Officer To Crash

KIROTV.COM - A Lakewood police officer was injured in a crash when a shotgun was aimed at the officer from the passenger side window of a car, police said.

Lakewood police said that at 11:48 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer saw a car driving recklessly at a high rate of speed near Perimeter road in the Woodbrook area of Lakewood.

The officer attempted to catch up to the car when the vehicle slowed and partially blocked the road with the passenger side door facing the officer, police said.

The officer said that as he approached the car in his cruiser, the passenger pointed a shotgun at the officer.

To avoid being shot, the officer swerved to get out of the way, lost control and ended up in a ditch against some trees, authorities said.

Police said the officer had removed his seat belt in anticipation of having to run after the occupants of the car and was partially ejected from his patrol car.

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price reported the officer was briefly unconscious, but regained consciousness and was talking after other officers arrived. The vehicle fled the scene. Multiple police agencies helped search for the vehicle but it was not found. Medics took the officer to Tacoma General Hospital.

Police said he did not suffer any significant injuries.Lakewood police said officers are looking for the vehicle and suspects involved in what they consider to be an assault on an officer. The vehicle is described as a white car with a "throaty" exhaust and tinted windows.

The vehicle may have been a "sporty- style" small car that was described as being "fast," Lakewood police said.Police believe at least two people were in the car.

The passenger with the shotgun was described only as a black man.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Lakewood police at 253-830-5000 or Crime Stoppers of Pierce County at 253-591-5959.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man who confessed to Cheney pot shop murder provides information on two other cases

    Man who confessed to Cheney pot shop murder provides information on two other cases

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:15:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been roughly one month since a Cheney man was murdered, at random, as he ate lunch inside his car. Cameron Smith's body was recovered days after the fatal shooting. Donavon Culps provided a full confession to the killing, and now he's providing information that he says will solve two other Washington murders.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been roughly one month since a Cheney man was murdered, at random, as he ate lunch inside his car. Cameron Smith's body was recovered days after the fatal shooting. Donavon Culps provided a full confession to the killing, and now he's providing information that he says will solve two other Washington murders.

    >>
  • Idaho State Police ask for help identifying bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:36:54 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police are asking for help identifying a bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90 late Tuesday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 10pm Tuesday on I-90 at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. According to Idaho State Police, an unknown vehicle struck a person on a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police are asking for help identifying a bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90 late Tuesday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 10pm Tuesday on I-90 at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. According to Idaho State Police, an unknown vehicle struck a person on a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel.

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize this woman detectives believe fraudulently withdrew hundreds of dollars?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize this woman detectives believe fraudulently withdrew hundreds of dollars?

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:44:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Detectives are asking for your help identifying a woman suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars from a burglary victim. The woman seen in the photos attached is suspected of fraudulently withdrawing several hundred dollars from a STCU using personal information stolen during a home burglary. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Detectives are asking for your help identifying a woman suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars from a burglary victim. The woman seen in the photos attached is suspected of fraudulently withdrawing several hundred dollars from a STCU using personal information stolen during a home burglary. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/