Tacoma police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of trying to shoot a University of Puget Sound campus security officer last month.
Detectives arrested Bryan Windmeyer about 10 a.m. at an apartment complex in central Tacoma, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. Pierce County prosecutors previously charged Windmeyer with first-degree assault in connection with the April 25 confrontation, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Charging documents and Tacoma police gave this account:
Two security officers approached Windmeyer near Union Avenue and North 14th Street after being alerted to a man trying to break into cars parked behind several university-owned houses. As the officers talked to Windmeyer, they were notified that two cars had been broken into.
The officers grabbed Windmeyer and they struggled.
Windmeyer grabbed a gun from his waistband and a struggle broke out. The officers forced Windmeyer to drop the weapon, which fell to the ground and fired. He then grabbed the gun and walked up to one of the officers, who had taken cover behind a car. Windmeyer pointed the gun at the officer and pulled the trigger. The gun clicked but didn’t fire.
Windmeyer left in a stolen vehicle, which police found abandoned a short time later.
Neither officer was injured.Stacey Mulick, firstname.lastname@example.org