Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gunman Shoots Himself After Attempted Double Murder, Police Chase

"SPOKANE, WA — A routine traffic stop on the Newport Highway on Tuesday afternoon became a gunfight that left two sheriff’s deputies wounded and set off a chaotic crime spree that stretched across most of north Spokane County.

"The alleged gunman, 41-year-old Charles R. Wallace, fled the scene and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a sedan he carjacked after the shooting, firing repeatedly at pursuing cars before he shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area.

"The deputies, described as seasoned law enforcement veterans, were in stable condition Tuesday night at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where one had surgery for his wounds.

"`My deputies are OK,` Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday evening."

From The Spokesman-Review...

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