AUBURN, Wash. -- Two Auburn Police officers took shotgun fire early Wednesday morning before arresting the man they say fired on them.
An Auburn Police officials says an officer was approaching a man described as suspicious in the 100 block of 11th St SE just before 1 a.m. Before the officer was able to get out of his patrol car, the man allegedly fired at the officer with a shotgun and hit the windshield on the driver’s side.
Police say the man then ran and the officer called for backup. A second officer joined the first officer in the chase and that’s when the man is said to have fired a second time. Again the gunshot hit a patrol car. The second officer returned fire.
The man was found and arrested in a yard in the 100 block of 12th St SE. Police say they found a shotgun as well. We’re told the man who was arrested is 23 years old, but his name has yet to be released.
The Auburn Police Department Investigations Unit is conducting the investigation.
No one is believed to have been injured in the shooting.
"This thing had potential, I mean we have have two officers who are extremely lucky," said Asst. Chief Bill Pierson with Auburn Poilce. "And of course it's nice to have someone on our side."