Sheriff’s deputy killed, officer injured during traffic stop

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BADGER POCKET, Washington (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop.

The Kittitas Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that at 7:37 p.m. on Tuesday deputies attempted to stop a vehicle related to a driving complaint. The suspect fled, resulting in a pursuit.

The vehicle came to a stop at the end of Pierce Street in Kittitas. The suspect exited the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with the sheriff’s deputy and officer. The deputy received a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Kittitas Valley Hospital.

The officer suffered a gunshot wound and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The suspect was also shot and is being treated at Kittitas Valley.

The names of the officers and suspect have not been released.

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