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Sheriff’s deputy shoots man who fired at officers

MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

This Okanogan County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle was hit by a 61-year-old man who was firing at authorities responding to a report he ran his wife over with a tractor. (Courtesy of Okanogan County Sheriff's Office)
This Okanogan County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle was hit by a 61-year-old man who was firing at authorities responding to a report he ran his wife over with a tractor. (Courtesy of Okanogan County Sheriff's Office)

Okanogan, Wash. – An Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy Saturday night shot a 61-year-old man who was firing at authorities responding to a report he ran his wife over with a tractor.

James J. Landis was treated for a hip wound from the shooting in Havillah. His wife, whose leg was run over, was also treated. No officers were hurt.

Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said Landis fired at a patrol car when deputies first arrived, but the officers pulled away and called for backup.

Landis made his way to deputies and opened fire again with a pistol and a rifle, striking the patrol car, Rogers said. That’s when the deputy shot back.



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