WA deputy shoots, kills woman trying to run him over

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SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — A Mason County Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 32-year-old woman after police say she tried to run the deputy over with her vehicle, according to law enforcement.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell identified the woman as Kathryn Hale, who lived in the Shelton area, Stockwell told The Olympian an autopsy is planned for Thursday.

According to Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady, a Mason County deputy went to a house near Mason Lake about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to contact the woman, who was wanted on “multiple felony warrants.”

The Mason County deputy was walking up the driveway when Hale attempted to run him over with her vehicle and that’s when the deputy fired at her, according to Brady.

She drove off and, after a short pursuit, deputies and EMS rendered aid, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The woman died on the way to a local hospital.

The deputy sustained minor injuries, according to Brady.

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the incident.

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