Semi carjacking, law enforcement shooting leads to closure of I-5 near Olympia

Trooper Reyer said law enforcement blocked northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 at Marvin Road and Martin Way.
Semi Carjacking
Courtesy: @wspd1pio, WSP Trooper Robert Reyer

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Interstate 5 in Olympia is closed in both directions after a man was shot by law enforcement Friday afternoon.

According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer, the man is suspected of carjacking a semi-truck driver. The man allegedly tried to get away from the scene, but lost control of the semi and rolled it.

Trooper Reyer said law enforcement blocked northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 at Marvin Road and Martin Way.

He said after the man rolled the semi, he refused to get out of the truck.

Authorities said they tried to talk with the man and tried to get him to come out of the truck. They said when the man finally did, he had a weapon in his hand and allegedly ran towards law enforcement. That’s when the man was shot. He was taken to a local hospital, but his condition is not yet known.

The roadway at this time is still shut down while investigators with the Region 3 Critical Investigation Team and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office work to gather evidence at the scene. To get up to date road information, click here.

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