On April 23rd, I had the pleasure to swear in three members of the Lakewood Police Department into their new supervisory roles. A native of Streetsboro and a Streetsboro High School graduate, he comes from a law enforcement family, as his father served as the Chief of Police for the Streetsboro Police Department. At Lakewood PD, Lt. Brown ly served as a Field Training Officer, and was promoted to sergeant in Brown has two grown children and has a special spot in his heart and house for his two dogs. He is scuba diving and travel enthusiast.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Burke said the shooting started inside a car and involved a woman who was driving and a man who was a passenger. The driver got out of the car and then walked north on the shoulder, where she was met by witnesses who helped her, Burke said.
She was taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, a trooper passing through the area contacted the man who walked away from the car with the gun in his hand. Burke said the shooter pointed a gun toward the trooper and then pointed it toward himself. When the trooper saw the gun was jammed, he approached the man and grabbed the gun, throwing it to the ground, Burke said.
The trooper and the man ended up on the ground. The suspect was taken into custody and then taken to the hospital for treatment.
The trooper suffered cuts and scrapes while taking the man down. The trooper who wrestled the gun away just happened to be passing through and was not ased to the district, officials said.
The shooting caused major backups along I-5 in both directions, and drivers were urged to use different routes. It is still unclear what led to the shooting inside the vehicle, but troopers are investigating. I can confirm there has been a shooting on I-5 near Bridgeport Way in Lakewood.
Police not involved. I drove up on the scene and am assisting in case media is calling.
More details to follow. Trooper grabs gun from man after shooting inside car on I-5, authorities say.