Charges Involving Shooting of State Trooper

On Friday, a Washington State Patrol trooper was shot several times and was seriously injured. Today, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office rush filed a felony case against the person arrested for the shooting.

The defendant is charged with:

  • Assault In The First Degree with a firearm enhancement
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree
  • Theft Of A Firearm

This is a felony case, and felony cases are filed in Superior Court. King County prosecutors asked the Superior Court judge to hold the defendant on $3 million bail. The Superior Court judge approved that bail amount. (In King County, first appearance hearings — even for felony crimes — are routinely handled by District Court, which is separate from Superior Court. Monday’s first appearance hearing was handled by a pro tem District Court judge.)

As of this writing, the defendant remains in the King County Jail.

The post is not expected to be updated. For case updates, go to the KC Script Portal and view case numbers 24–1–03418–4.