07/03/2014

Wash. officer shot 7 times released from hospital

Motorcycle officer Dustin Goudschaal was shot after making a traffic stop Monday

By Emily Gillespie
The Columbian

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Vancouver police officer shot seven times Monday has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Motorcycle officer Dustin Goudschaal was shot after making a traffic stop Monday at about 11:30 a.m. near Northeast 162nd Avenue and 34th Street in east Vancouver.

Having pulled over the stolen vehicle, the driver, identified as 47-year-old James Todd Sapp, turned and shot Goudschaal before speeding away, according to court documents.

Sapp faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Immediately following the shooting, two passersby stopped to help Goudschaal with his wounds and to notify 911 dispatchers of the shooting. Goudschaal was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and he remained hospitalized for a few days.

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