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Washington troopers fatally shoot suspect who stole and crashed a big rig


Washington State Police (WSP) were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect who carjacked and then rolled a semi truck near Lacey on Friday.

Around 2 p.m. on November 18, a suspect armed with a hammer carjacked a semi truck and then crashed the truck on I-5 near Martin Way, according to KOMO News.

The truck came to a stop resting on its side in a grassy median.

The individual inside the truck refused to exit the cab, leading to a police standoff lasting about 4 hours.

WSP said that the suspect eventually charged at officers with the hammer.

Police opened fire at the suspect, who sustained fatal injuries.

The Region 3 Critical Investigation Team (CIIT) and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office will spearhead the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

I-5 was closed for approximately 16 hours due to the incident.


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