WORLD

Woman asks police to check on her dogs after arrest, then grabs a gun, OR officials say

A woman was arrested in Gladstone, Oregon, on Nov. 22, 2021, during a traffic stop when police saw she had a warrant out for her arrest in Texas, prosecutors say. She asked police to check on her dogs before getting booked but escaped and shot one officer, officials said.

A woman was arrested in Gladstone, Oregon, on Nov. 22, 2021, during a traffic stop when police saw she had a warrant out for her arrest in Texas, prosecutors say. She asked police to check on her dogs before getting booked but escaped and shot one officer, officials said.

Getty / iStock photo

Police were taking a woman into custody in Oregon when she asked if they could check on her dogs, prosecutors say.

Yvette Garcia escaped, grabbed a gun and shot one officer, the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

The woman was pulled over for a traffic violation in Gladstone on Monday, Nov. 22, but officers discovered she had a warrant out for her arrest in Texas for theft, the release says.

Once in custody, she asked officers to check on her dogs at her home in Happy Valley, officials said.

But she escaped, ran into her home and grabbed a handgun.

Then she began shooting at the officers and injured Sgt. Travis Hill, a 20-year police veteran at the Gladstone Police Department, officials said.

Hill shot back at Garcia and injured her, the release says.

Both Hill and Garcia were taken to a hospital. The sergeant is in stable condition, while Garcia is in a “serious but stable” condition, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Gladstone and Happy Valley are both about 12 miles from Portland.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter covering the state of Washington and the western region. She’s a journalism graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She’s based in Phoenix.



Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please disable the adblocker to see the content.