Crime

Woman who shot at deputies during Tacoma chase injured by return fire, police say

A woman who shot at Pierce County sheriff’s deputies during a high-speed chase Friday was injured by return fire, according to Tacoma police.

The woman, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

No deputies were injured.

A male passenger was detained at the scene.

The pursuit started about 2:30 a.m. when a trooper tried to pull the woman over and she fled.

“The suspect vehicle was being driven recklessly, traveling at a high rate of speed and into oncoming traffic lanes,” according to a Tacoma police news release.

A deputy then tried to stop the vehicle near East 72nd Street and East McKinley Avenue.

At that point, someone inside the vehicle fired multiple shots at deputies, said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

The pursuit continued to 176th Street East and 63rd Avenue East, where deputies used a maneuver to stop the car.

Four deputies shot at the driver, striking the woman.

The involved deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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