Suspects Threatens, Shoots Victim Camping in Washtucna Park
An early Monday morning incident in Washtucna remains under investigation. (see reference to weapons picture at bottom of story)
Adams County Deputies capture shooting suspect after park incident
Around 3:50 AM, Deputies reported they got called to a residence in town and found a male victim who had been shot twice in the arm.
The incident began with a report of a white younger-looking suspect, described as wearing a black hoodie and having a gun on his hip, who had threatened a person. He had a dog with him.
Then moments later a 9-1-1 call came from a residence, where the homeowner said a man knocked on their door, asking for help, saying he'd been shot twice in the arm.
The victim told deputies he'd been camping in the park
The male victim said he was camping in the Washtucna park, when the suspect approached him, accused him of stealing from him, and then said the victim was not welcome and said he had to leave. He then began to call the victim various profanities and shot at him, hitting him twice.
Based on the victim's description, Deputies located 39-year-old Steve Stone (hometown not listed) and took him into custody. Also recovered was a stolen .410 pistol which was possible the weapon used in the shooting.
The victim was taken to the hospital in Ritzville and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The gun pictured in our story was supplied by the Adams County Sheriff's office, it's not the actual weapon but is very close to the one taken from the suspect.
The investigation continues, no word yet on what prompted Stone to allegedly confront and shoot the victim. We also don't know why the victim was camping in the park.
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