Two sheriff's deputies were shot in the Peaceful Valley area of Whatcom County, WA, Thursday evening after responding to a dispute between neighbors.
Following the shooting both wounded deputies were reported as being conscious, alert and in stable condition at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.
“As of this morning, one of the deputies involved in the shooting yesterday in Peaceful Valley is still under observation at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. He is alert and stable. The second deputy was transported to Harborview Medical Center last night and is under the care of a specialist,” a social media post by the sheriff’s office said.
A statement from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said, “Reports stated two males were shooting at each other. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted a dialogue on the street with a man who had a shotgun. During this contact, both deputies on scene were shot.”
The suspected shooter surrendered and is in jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office requested Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Response Team (LEMART) to take over the investigation.