Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred overnight last weekend by an officer with the Roy Police Department.
At 9:34 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, a Roy Police officer attempted a traffic stop on a Polaris RZR side by side UTV that was driving recklessly on McNaught St. S., according to a PCSO news release.
The UTV failed to stop and made several turns through the city before fleeing southbound onto railroad tracks at 288th St. E. The officer did not pursue the UTV on the railroad tracks, and instead continued to search on roads to the south.
At 9:39 p.m. the Roy Police officer spotted the fleeing UTV again where the railroad tracks crossed 295th St. E. just east of State Route 507 in Roy. The officer radioed that shots were fired, and the pursuit continued southbound onto State Route 507. The officer performed a PIT maneuver on the UTV and ended the pursuit at 312th St. S. and State Route 507 in unincorporated Pierce County, according to the news release.
Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting scene. Deputies contacted a 47-year-old male driver of the UTV and a 23-year -old male passenger; both suspects had non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Deputies provided emergency first aid and blankets to the suspects until firefighters arrived; the suspects were transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
On Monday, Feb. 11, one of the two suspects were released from the hospital.
There are no plans to arrest either suspect at this point and that the case will be forwarded to prosecutors, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.
The 47-year-old driver of the off-road vehicle was still in the hospital, and his 23-year-old passenger was released.
The sheriff’s department is leading the shooting investigation. Sheriff’s detectives and forensics investigators processed the scene overnight and continued to conduct interviews throughout Sunday