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WSP, Franklin County authorities fire shots after high-speed chase ends east of Pasco on Saturday

Two women are in custody after a high-speed pursuit ended with several law enforcement officers shooting a robbery suspect east of Pasco on Saturday afternoon.

The Washington State Patrol is requesting assistance in an investigation into the events that led to the chase, which began mid-afternoon Saturday in Columbia County, according to a WSP news release. Two women fled from law enforcement in a stolen white Prius, according to the WSP, with one jumping from the vehicle. She is in custody in Columbia County, according to the patrol.

The second women led sheriff’s deputies and WSP troopers on a chase that ended near the Snake River Bridge after 3 p.m., according to the news release. The woman “brandished a firearm at which point, two WSP troopers and a Franklin County Deputy fired their weapons with multiple rounds striking the suspect,” according to the news release.

The woman was taken into custody after barricading herself in the vehicle and is expected to survive, according to WSP. The agency did not name the women involved. No law enforcement members were injured in the incident.

An investigation into the shooting is being led by Richland and Benton counties. Those with information about the incident are asked to contact the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 527-3265.

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