WSP: Suspect turns self in after being shot at by officer
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- A 24-year-old Burlington man turned himself in Monday less than 24 hours after being shot at by a Mount Vernon police officer, according to the Washington State Patrol.
According to the State Patrol, an officer from the Mount Vernon Police Department arrived at a mobile-home park in the 1100 block of South 25th Street around 11 p.m. Sunday in response to a complaint about drug dealing.
While the officer was checking the area on foot, an SUV pulled into an area. According to the State Patrol, the officer recognized the driver as a Burlington man with a suspended license.
The officer contacted the man, and a struggled ensued. At some point during the struggle, the officer shot at the man, according to the State Patrol.
The man ran off, and a K-9 search was unable to turn him up.
Around 1 p.m. Monday, the suspect, uninjured from the shooting, turned himself in to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office. He was booked into Skagit County Jail on outstanding warrants.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Skagit Multi-Agency Response Team.