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Soap Lake man arrested in Ephrata shooting

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One man was arrested following a shooting in Ephrata Monday night One man was arrested following a shooting in Ephrata Monday night
EPHRATA, Wash. - Police arrested a 22-year-old Soap Lake resident following a shooting in Ephrata. 

Police responded to a home just after 11:00pm Monday night on a report of shots being fired and a person being assaulted on G-Street SE. When police arrived they found 22-year-old Rodney I. Schaler and detained him. Schaler was armed and told police he was involved in a fight with 22-year-old Cody Miller and shot him in self-defense. 

Officers responding to the assault call found Miller, who had been shot twice in the torso. Miller was alert and identified Schaler as the shooter. Miller was taken to a local hospital. 

After investigation, Ephrata Police arrested and booked Schaler into the Grant County Jail on a 1st Degree Assault charge. 

Police say the investigation is still in the early stages and they are asking anyone who may have information on the incident to call them at (509) 754-2491.

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