Following an alleged carjacking, rollover, and refusal to exit the truck’s cab, the suspect was fired at by the Washington State Patrol (WSP).
At roughly 2:00 p.m., troopers from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) tweeted that northbound lanes of I-5 in Olympia were blocked at Martin Way and southbound lanes of I-5 were blocked at Marvin Rd. Around 7:30 p.m., the northbound lanes began to open, but the southbound lanes were closed all night.
Before the shooting, according to the authorities, the suspect would not exit the semi-cab. The truck’s Unknown circumstances may have contributed to the shooting at WSP. The suspect may have been shot, but it’s unclear.
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I-5 is blocked in both directions at Martin Way in Olympia. Travelers are advised to avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/C4og2JagxF
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) November 18, 2022
Traffic-clogged vehicles were redirected away from the area. The primary investigative agency for the shooting is the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, which is working with the Region 3 Critical Investigation Team (CIIT).
#UPDATE – The suspect is currently refusing to exit the cab of the rolled-over semi-truck
North- and southbound lanes are currently blocked
Please avoid the area and use alternate routes pic.twitter.com/kmMsSlaKcX
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) November 18, 2022