Fugitive Fires at Deputies, Steals Vehicle, Gets Spun by Cops
Details about what happened in Grant County near Moses Lake have been released by the agency investigating the shooting.
Quincy Police say the suspect fired at officers, they returned it
Around 1:15 PM Sunday, GCSO Deputies were attempting to apprehend a wanted felony suspect, now identified as 42-year-old Robert Gwinn. He had been located in the 8000 block of Stratford Road, just west of the airport, and about four miles north of Moses Lake.
As Deputies and bail enforcement agents were attempting to contact Gwinn, he'd been spotted, and he fired a handgun at the officers, according to the Quincy Police Department (QPD). They are one of the agencies along with Adams County who are assisting in the investigation.
Due to officers discharging weapons, other law enforcement agencies are handling the shooting part of this investigation. The officers returned fire, QPD says at least one deputy fired his weapon. Then according to QPD:
"Mr. Gwinn ran into the home and took vehicle keys from the homeowner. Mr. Gwinn then stole a vehicle, fleeing across a farm field towards Crab Creek. Mr. Gwinn entered Rd. 7 from the fields and led law enforcement officers on a pursuit. The pursuit continued east on Road 7-Northeast. A pursuing Moses Lake police officer delivered a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to the fleeing vehicle just east of Road K-Northeast. The fleeing vehicle rolled over and Mr. Gwinn was taken into custody and treated for injuries."
As far as we know, no one was struck by any rounds, but due to the state's new 'police reform' laws, investigations now have to be conducted anytime officers fire their weapons. According to the QPD:
"The investigation is being conducted by the Central Basin Investigative Team (CBIT) without any involvement from the Moses Lake Police Department or the Grant County Sheriff’s Office."