King Co. deputy healing after hit & run

King Co. deputy healing after hit & run (PHOTO: KOMO News)

A King County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering at home after suffering a fractured leg in a hit-and-run crash Monday.

Deputy Whitney Richtmyer was hit after being called to a Safeway store in White Center for a report of a shoplifting.

In a video released by the sheriff’s office Tuesday, Richtmyer can be seen running after a man and a woman who were heading toward a sedan. The couple manged to get into the car and hit the deputy as they got away.

The sheriff’s office identified the driver as Khalia Wimberly, 18, and Daveion Irving, 19, as the two inside the 1996 Lexus LS. It’s unclear what they took from the store, said sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Wimberly. She’s sought on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

On Tuesday night, detectives found the black sedan abandoned in Seattle, Abbott said.

“The fact that they intentionally ran over the deputy as he was responding is a heartless crime and there’s really no place for that,” Abbott said.

The sheriff’s office said Wimberly and Irving, are homeless, possibly couch surfing in Pierce County.

Irving is wanted on unrelated warrants, Abbott said.

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