ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Aberdeen police officer shot a hit-and-run suspect after a confrontation Thursday, according to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office.
Police responded to a hit-and-run call at a convenience store on Wishkah Street around noon, and investigators say an officer spotted the suspect near East Market Street and attempted to make contact.
When the officer confronted the suspect, the sheriff's office says the man advanced toward the officer with a knife who ordered him to drop the weapon and surrender. They say the man ignored the officer's commands and continued to advance until he was shot.
The suspect, a 51-year-old Oregon man, was transported to the hospital for treatment. He is in critical condition.
This is the second officer-involved shooting in the town in two months. An Aberdeen officer shot and killed an armed suspect with several outstanding warrants on September 9 after a confrontation in a parking lot.
The shooting is under investigation by the Region 3 Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Investigation Team, a consortium of multiple local law enforcement agencies.