Don’t Let Smile Fool You, Suspect Considered Armed-Dangerous
Might be hard to believe, but this smiling woman is considered armed and dangerous, according to Richland Police.
Woman sought in Tuesday shooting.
Tuesday, July 5th, Richland officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Thayer Drive in Richland after an area hospital reported a man had come in with a gunshot wound.
Authorities say around 3:30 PM,. the 45-year-old male victim was brought in by "private citizens," and he'd been shot in the shoulder with a handgun. His wound was not life-threatening, said Police.
After a preliminary investigation, Police went to the Thayer location and developed the necessary probable cause to search for 23-year-old Lauren Brooke Rice as the shooter. She is facing a 1st Degree Assault charge.
The alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived.
Rice is believed to have driven away in a silver or grey Mitsubishi SUV. Richland Police say she should be considered armed and dangerous, so do not attempt to contact her if you see her, instead call 9-1-1 or (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
Police have not released any information as to what led up to the incident.
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