EATONVILLE, WA (NEWS1130) – Two police officers are recovering from critical gunshot wounds in Washington State. It’s the second shooting targeting police in less than a month. This one started with a domestic violence call.
When the Sergeant and Sheriff Deputy arrived at the home in Eatonville, south of Tacoma, one of the men involved in the fight in the house, went upstairs, grabbed a gun and started shooting. The officers were hit a number of times before firing back, killing the gunman.
Connie Zelat lives in the neighbourhood, “Very very sad, I just can’t believe it. It’s the third time in a row that this happens in our community and it just makes you wonder what is going on around here, why is it getting like this?”
A member of the Pierce County Sheriff’s office admits everyone is stunned by last night’s shooting.