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1 taken to Harborview after officer-involved shooting on Bainbridge Island

1 taken to Harborview after officer-involved shooting on Bainbridge Island (Photo courtesy of Clarence Moriwaki)

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. -- A man was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting on Bainbridge Island, according to Bainbridge Island Fire.

Bainbridge Police initially got a call for an overdose near Ordway Elementary School, according to Police Chief Matthew Hamner.

When officers arrived, a man was reportedly giving CPR to a woman, Hamner said.

Officers then tried speaking with the man, who fled the scene in a Mustang, Hamner said.

Police pursued the man to the intersection of Finch and Winslow where a Bainbridge Island police officer reportedly shot the man, according to City Manager Doug Schulze.

Schulze told KOMO News that the man involved in the pursuit had some type of weapon.

The gunshot victim was then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he is said to be in serious condition.

Both Bainbridge Police and a Kitsap Sheriff's deputy were involved in the incident, according to Schulze, but none of them were injured.

Schulze said that earlier in the day, there was an active shooter drill at City Hall. During the drill debrief, fire and police left to respond to the pursuit.




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