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Police searching for man who shot at, carjacked employee at Cheney pot shop

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This is a picture of the Lucid shop employee who was kidnapped, Cameron Smith. This is a picture of the Lucid shop employee who was kidnapped, Cameron Smith.
Violetta Culps is currently wanted for involvement in this incident. Violetta Culps is currently wanted for involvement in this incident.
Police are looking for this man who they saw shot at an employee who was sitting in his car outside the Lucid pot shop in Cheney. He then stole the car while the employee was still inside. The employee hasn't been seen since. Police are looking for this man who they saw shot at an employee who was sitting in his car outside the Lucid pot shop in Cheney. He then stole the car while the employee was still inside. The employee hasn't been seen since.
CHENEY, Wash. -

Cheney Police have released the name of the two suspects they believed are involved in the shooting, carjacking and kidnapping of an employee at a Cheney pot shop Sunday afternoon.

Police are actively searching for Donavon Culps and Violetta Culps and are asking the public to share photos provided from surveillance video.

Authorities say the male suspect was refused service at the Lucid marijuana shop Sunday afternoon because he didn't have his ID. When the man left the shop he reportedly shot at an employee who was eating lunch in his car outside, and then broke into that employee's car and drove off with the employee still inside.

As of Sunday evening, the Lucid employee is still missing and police are investigating.

Police say the ongoing investigation determined there were three people involved in the incident including two women and one man. It's not clear yet, exactly what role Violetta Culps played in the incident. Donavon Culps appears to have facial and neck tattoos and was the person firing the shots and driving the employee away.

The victim was identified as 46-year-old Cameron Smith. He was last seen wearing a Lucid baseball cap and matching shirt.   

Police believe the male suspect is driving the victim's vehicle which is described as a 2008 Acura MDX SUV with Washington license plate BCV4296. Donavon Culps is from Yakima so its possible they are headed in that direction. The two women were last seen leaving the scene in a white Ford F-250 utility pickup with an unknown license plate.

Call 911 or Cheney Police immediately if you see the man or the SUV. Their number is (509) 498-9235

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