Man arrested following all-day SWAT standoff, shots fired

A man was taken into custody late Thursday night following a standoff with police in Tumwater that lasted nearly 12 hours and resulted in gunfire being exchanged between the suspect and law enforcement.

Deputies with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office attempted to evict the man from a residence in the 7100 block of Desperado Dr SE at approximately 10:30 am. They had previously attempted to evict him on September 21st which also resulted in a short standoff.

By noon, the Thurston County SWAT Team had been called out to assist. They attempted to negotiate with the suspect to peacefully exit the residence.

At approximately 6:20 pm, Deputies on scene advised the suspect had fired shots from the residence and appeared to be armed with an AR-15 style rifle and a hunting rifle. At 6:35 pm, the suspect continued to fire shots from the residence, and law enforcement returned fire. Around 7:00 pm, Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department began arriving on scene to assist.

At 9:55 pm, Deputies advised that the suspect had surrendered and had minor injuries. He was evaluated by medics on scene and transported to the Thurston County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of 1st Degree Attempted Murder.

No law enforcement or bystanders were injured in the incident, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. The officer-involved shooting will be investigated by the Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team, with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office as the lead investigative agency.

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