A Washington State Patrol Trooper was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after a shooting in Walla Walla. 

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Facebook, Trooper Dean Atkinson Jr.'s patrol car was rammed around 5:20 p.m. on Thursday. He was then shot in the face by a suspect, deputies said.

The trooper was able to drive himself to Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where he was then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, Fox 13 reports.

A suspect is in custody.

Washington State Trooper Dean Atkinson Jr. drove himself to the hospital after being shot in the face. (Photo: WSP) -

Washington State Trooper Dean Atkinson Jr. drove himself to the hospital after being shot in the face. (Photo: WSP)

 

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