Othello police: Suspect in officer-involved shooting captured

Aaron Urbina
Aaron Urbina, 32, is wanted in Grant and Adams counties. (Courtesy: Grant County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Othello police say Urbina has been captured.

Authorities confirmed an Othello officer fired his gun during a confrontation with the suspect. The officer was unhurt and it’s unknown if the suspect was injured.

More details will be released at a later time.

OTHELLO, Wash. – A man possibly armed with a handgun is wanted following an officer-involved shooting in Othello on Wednesday night.

According the the Othello Police Department, around 10:30 p.m. an officer believed he saw a wanted man – 32-year-old Aaron Urbina – in an alley near the 800 block of Larch Street in Othello.

The officer told dispatchers the man had a gun and that shots were fired. Urbina ran from the scene.

The Columbia Basin Investigative team will be doing an independent investigation of the officer-involved shooting and the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer’s name has not yet been released.

Urbina was last seen wearing black pants, a short sleeve navy blue shirt, a black hat and white shoes.

According to Sergeant Rigo Pruneda with the Pasco Police Department, their officers checked two addresses in Pasco for Urbina, however he was not located.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more information.