Police: Officers shoot man in apparent gun battle
PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco police say they were involved in a shooting just before midnight, Saturday night, that resulted in a 31 year-old Pasco man being shot an undisclosed amount of times.
Officers say they responded to the 900 block of South 9th for a report of a violent domestic dispute.
When police arrived, they say they confronted a man and tried to calm him down.
When that didn't work, police say they tried using a taser on the 31 year-old.
According to a report, the man managed to break the electrical current and that's when police say he grabbed a gun.
Police say the suspect, and officers, began firing shots.
The suspect surrendered during the shooting after he was shot an undisclosed amount of times.
Officers on scene began treating the suspect until medics arrived and rushed him to the hospital.
Police say the gun shot wounds are not life threatening, and the man should recover.
The regional Special Investigations Unit was called out to handle the investigation.
The involved Pasco officers were uninjured, although one had a bullet put two holes in the fabric of the uniform pants near the ankle. They will be on paid administrative leave while this investigation continues, which is standard policy.
This is a developing story. We will update this article with new information when it becomes available.