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Corrections officer fires shot during overnight arrest in Olympia

Wayne Eugene Hayes (Wash. Dept. of Corrections photo)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A corrections officer fired his gun during an arrest in Olympia overnight, but no one was struck by the gunshot, officials said.

Karen Takacs, a spokesperson with the state Department of Corrections, said the shot was fired as a team of officers went to apprehend a suspect, Wayne Eugene Hayes, 48, who had a warrant out for his arrest.

It wasn't immediately explained why the officer fired his weapon. Takacs said no one was hit and there were no reports of any damage from the gunshot.

Hayes was taken into custody and booked into the Thurston County Jail for failure to report to his parole officer, Takacs said.

She added that Hayes had been serving a 12-month community custody sentence for identity theft out of Aberdeen.

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