June 30, 2021 12:11 PM
Weapon Offense on Tommy Thompson Trail
A woman called police just after 9:30AM on Wednesday reporting that her husband had been struck in the head by a projectile while walking on the Tommy Thompson Trail near 28th and T Avenue. Investigation revealed that the male sustained a wound to the head from what appears to be a pellet. Medics responded to the scene and the male was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The male is in good condition and will likely be released later today. Officers were unable to locate the person responsible for firing the pellet. Based on the circumstances, the incident does not appear to be intentional and there does not appear to be a threat to the public. If you are the person responsible, or if you know anything about the incident, please call the non-emergency dispatch line at 360-428-3211 to speak with an officer.
The incident serves as a reminder that if you send something into the air (e.g. fireworks, ammo, etc.) it always comes down. Know your backdrop. Know your target and what is beyond it. Make good, safe decisions and be considerate of others. Additionally, discharging a firearm in the city limits, including an air gun or like weapon, is illegal, per City Ordinance 9.36.010.