Deputy wearing night vision goggles stops attempted ambush

The deputy saw the suspect walking stealthily with a rifle pointed at police


By PoliceOne Staff

ENUMCLAW, Wash. — A deputy wearing night vision goggles stopped an attempted ambush on officers when he saw the suspect approaching police with a rifle.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday after a woman said her boyfriend hit her and her son, KOMO reported. She said the boyfriend locked himself in a room where they kept guns. 

The woman and her two children exited the home safely, but the man stayed inside the home and turned the lights out. 

A deputy wearing night vision goggles saw the man walking through the darkness with a rifle aimed at deputies. Police ordered the suspect to drop his weapon several times. He was shot and seriously wounded when he refused. 

The suspect is expected to survive and is being treated at a hospital. No deputies were injured. The woman sustained a back and leg injury during the disturbance. The children were uninjured.

An investigation is ongoing. 

 

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