Pasco detective shot man with felony warrant out of Kennewick, police say

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PASCO, Wash. — A Pasco police detective shot a wanted man as officers were trying to take him into custody Thursday afternoon, said Sgt. Rodrigo Pruneda, spokesman for the Pasco Police Department.

Police said they pulled over the fugitive, a man in his 30s, on the I-182 eastbound offramp at Road 68 around 3 p.m. because he had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Kennewick.

Due to the high-risk nature of the traffic stop, police did not approach the man’s vehicle and instead directed him to surrender.

Moments later, a detective opened fire on the man and shot him. It’s unclear what prompted the shooting, said Pruneda.

The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and his condition is unknown at this time. No one else was injured.

The Road 68 overpass above I-182 has been closed in both directions.

A Special Investigations Unit is in charge of the investigation.