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Police officer on leave after fatal shooting


Last updated 4/16/2020 at 12:43pm

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Spray paint (lower right corner) marks an evidentiary location of a person or object involved in the shooting Friday night at Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores.

By Katie Teachout

The Journal

RITZVILLE - A local police officer is on paid administrative leave and his actions under review after he shot and killed a man Saturday evening at Love's Travel Stop and Country Store.

As of press time Monday night, neither the name of the officer nor the deceased had been released by authorities.

The incident is under investigation by the Central Basin Investigative Team.

It's standard procedure for an officer involved in a shooting to be placed on administrative leave while the team concludes its investigation.

According to a police report, the shooting came...

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