The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has identified the two deputies who shot and killed a man driving a stolen truck earlier this month.
Jason Bray, 34, and James Maas, 41, were put on paid administrative leave right after the June 7 shooting. Bray has been with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department since 2004; Maas since 1996. Both started as corrections deputies and then moved to patrol five years ago.
The Sheriff’s Department has reported that the deputies spotted John M. Hull, 31, driving erratically early on June 7.
The deputies tried to stop the truck. Instead, Hull continued driving and eventually rammed their patrol car two times.
The deputies got out of the patrol car and opened fire as Hull prepared to hit their car again, the Sheriff’s Department has said.
The Sheriff’s Department and Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the deadly shooting.