Another day. Another shooting.
Olympia Police Officer, Ryan Donald, shot two men earlier this morning after they had apparently attempted to steal beer from a grocery store. Donald and his partner split up to search for the suspects in a nearby park. That’s when Donald came across Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin who, matched the description of the robbers.
What happens next is depending on who you ask. According to reports here’s what happened:
In radio calls released by police, Donald calls dispatchers once he spots the men, and again to report that he fired shots.
“I believe one of them is hit, both of them are running,” Donald said.
He tells dispatchers that one of the men “assaulted me with his skateboard.”
“I tried to grab his friend,” Donald said. “They’re very aggressive, just so you know.”
He says he has one man, then both, at gunpoint and asks for help.
Seconds later, he shouts, “Shots fired! One down,” and asks for more backup units. He then says the second man has been shot.
The public has been up in arms about law enforcement.