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UPDATED: Suspect who tried to run down deputy in Gig Harbor arrested in Tacoma

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 12, 2013 at 10:45 am with No Comments »
July 12, 2013 5:23 pm
Photo By Lee Giles III/The Peninsula Gateway
Photo By Lee Giles III/The Peninsula Gateway

UPDATE as of 11:47 a.m.: One of the bullets fired by a deputy at the suspect stuck in his sweatshirt, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

No one was injured in the incident.

UPDATE as of 11:11 a.m.: The suspect jumped from his truck at South 54th and South M streets in Tacoma, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect was arrested at South 54th Street and South Sheridan Avenue.

Photo credit: Pierce County Sheriff's Department
Photo credit: Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

INITIAL POST: A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy shot at a man suspected of trying to run the deputy over this morning as he fled a house with a possible marijuana grow, according to the department.

Deputies were investigating the house in the 7000 block of 56th Ave CT NW and allegedly found drugs and weapons. As the suspect fled the scene in a pickup truck, he allegedly tried to run down a deputy, who fired about five times.

It’s unclear if the suspect is wounded. Deputies are trying to locate him. Gig Harbor police, who are assisting, have arrested at least one person, KIRO-TV reports.

The incident took place shortly after 10 a.m. in a gated community.

This post will be updated when more information is available.

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