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Deputies arrest man suspected of shooting a hunter in Nightingale Canyon

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A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a hunter in Nightingale Canyon in Walla Walla County.

On Aug. 5, 2022, just before 8:30 p.m., Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Nightingale Canyon, in Walla Walla County, east of the city, for a hunter who had been shot and needed help.

The caller reported to dispatch that their hunting partner had shot a bear and went across the canyon to find it, while the reporting party stayed in place and observed the track, a common hunting practice.

While observing, the reporting party heard a rifle shot come from the canyon. The reporting party observed their partner fall to the ground and roll downhill. The reporting party then heard voices in the canyon.

The reporting party crossed the canyon and found their partner with a bullet wound, from a high caliber weapon. The reporting party looked in the direction of the gunshot and observed a person running north through a farm field.

Multiple people assisted with life saving measures and medics transported the injured hunter to an area hospital.

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On May 25, around 12:30 p.m., deputies arrested the suspect, identified as, 42-year-old Josh T. Queen of Walla Walla. He has been booked into the Walla Walla County Jail for suspicion of Felony Assault in the Third Degree.

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