Washington state deputy shoots woman during police pursuit

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Updated 7:52 am PDT, Friday, October 4, 2019

FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a Washington state deputy has wounded a woman after she opened fire during a police pursuit.

KOMO-TV reports that the Pierce County deputy is on paid administrative leave as standard policy in officer-involved shootings.

Authorities say a Washington State Patrol trooper attempted to pull the woman over for speeding Friday when the trooper lost sight of the car along East 72nd Street.

Tacoma Police say the woman began shooting after a deputy found her again and restarted the chase.

Authorities say deputies brought the chase to an end near Frederickson before opening fire on the driver.

Authorities say the female driver was taken to a hospital where she is expected to recover.

A passenger in the vehicle has since been detained.

An investigation is underway.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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