• Driver critically injured after being shot by deputy near Port Orchard

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    KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. - A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy following a pursuit that spanned two counties.

    The pursuit began somewhere in Pierce County at about 10:14 p.m. Thursday after a driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop.

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    It continued onto State Route 16 into Kitsap County and then through residential neighborhoods.

    Reporter Patranya Bhoolsuwan spoke to a neighbor who witnessed the shooting and will have a report during our 5 p.m. newscast. http://kiro.tv/LiveNews

    Port Orchard police officers deployed spike strips, and the vehicle came to a stop some time later on Olney Road Southeast between Southeast Horstman Road and Beach Drive.

    A Pierce County deputy fired several shots into the vehicle, striking the man who was driving. The driver, a 35-year-old man with several addresses and possibly from the Gig Harbor area, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he is listed in critical condition.

    A passenger, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to a Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for a medical issue not related to the pursuit. She was not injured by gunfire.

    There were no injuries to law enforcement.

     

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