Washington State Troopers Fatally Shoot Man Following Chase

PURDY (AP) – Authorities say a gun battle between Washington State Troopers and a man in Purdy, Washington, ended with the suspect being fatally shot.

KOMO reports troopers tried to pull over a driver in a pickup truck for an unspecified reason in Bremerton just before 9 p.m. Thursday when the suspect led drove off, leading troopers on a brief chase.

During the chase the man eventually crashed and his truck rolled into a ditch in Purdy.

Authorities say the driver started firing at troopers when they approached the vehicle.

Troopers returned fire, killing the driver.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department will investigate. No officers were injured.