Washington Officer Shot Investigating Break-In, Suspects Arrested

The shooting suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested Monday afternoon in Centralia.

A police officer was shot in south central Washington while responding to reports of a possible break-in.

According to a news release from the city of Prosser, officers responded just after 1 a.m. Monday to reports of someone trying to break into two apartments in the same complex on Canyon Drive.

A Prosser, WA, police officer was shot while responding to reports of a possible break-in.A Prosser, WA, police officer was shot while responding to reports of a possible break-in.Image: Q13 Fox screenshot

When one of the officers saw someone in the parking lot, the person ran from the officer and started firing shots, shooting a police officer in the leg.

The officer was taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was released Monday morning, reports Fox News.

The suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested Monday afternoon in Centralia. A second suspect was arrested in Pasco.

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