High-speed chase results in shooting suspect’s arrest in Lacey


A man involved in a shooting incident was arrested after he attempted to flee law enforcement by following a high-speed chase that eventually led to the collision with a civilian vehicle on April 7.

Following the shooting incident, Lacey Police Department (LPD) officers and detectives located the suspect near Draham Street NE.

LPD released dashcam footage showing that despite officers' attempts to stop the suspect's vehicle, the suspect refused to comply and engaged in a high-speed pursuit through Lacey and onto southbound I5.

“The suspect vehicle exited I5 at exit 88, drove over the overpass, and re-entered southbound I5,” LPD stated.

Despite efforts to halt the vehicle, including a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver, the suspect continued to evade law enforcement, even driving against traffic on I-5 676northbound in the southbound lanes.

The pursuit ended when the suspect collided with a civilian vehicle, leading to the suspect's arrest.

The passengers of the civilian vehicle sustained only minor injuries, while both law enforcement officers and the suspect emerged uninjured.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle had been reported stolen from Olympia.

LPD were looking for the suspect after he allegedly shot a male victim in the neck/shoulder during an altercation in the 1200 block of Boone Street SE on April 3.

“Witnesses on scene described an altercation between several subjects, which ended in the suspect shooting the victim and fleeing the scene with a female in a red Jeep that ended up being a rental car,” Lacey Police Department stated.

The injured victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for medical treatment.

After his arrest, the suspect was transported to Thurston County Jail and booked on multiple charges, including first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, eluding law enforcement, possession of a stolen vehicle, and second-degree assault.

“Thank you to Olympia Police Department, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, and Washington State Department of Transportation for aiding us!” LPD said.


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