• MLWA 7

Two Federal Agents Hurt During Shooting near Moses Lake; Suspect Enroute Spokane Hospital

- Moses Lake WA

Early this morning, the Bureau Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) led a large-scale enforcement action targeting a methamphetamine and heroin drug trafficking organization in central and eastern Washington. This is a continuation of a December 2017 operation against drug traffickers in Grant County. More information on this operation will be released later today by federal authorities. During this multi-jurisdiction federal enforcement operation, two ATF Special Agents were injured at a home on 2400 block of Road E.5-Northeast in the Mae Valley community of Moses Lake. Their injuries are non-life threatening. They were initially provided medical attention on the scene and have since been transported for further evaluations and treatment. The special agents are expected to be released soon. 

A suspect was also injured during the operation at the Road E.5-Northeast address. The suspect is believed to have shot himself as the Special Agents executed the search warrant. The suspect was transported to a Spokane hospital and his condition is unknown at this time. His identity is being withheld since he is a subject of the federal investigation.

The shooting is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit. Further details may be released as the investigation progresses.