New details: Kent suspect charged after shooting trooper over 5 times

KENT, Wash. — There are new details after a suspect was arrested for shooting a Washington State Patrol trooper several times on Friday.

According to a spokesperson, a trooper was trying to pull over a suspected DUI near the Driftwood apartments in Kent around 11:30 p.m.

The driver didn’t stop and allegedly collided with another car at the intersection.

According to a spokesperson, the driver then got out and ran, while a trooper chased after him. The chase went west and into an apartment complex, where the driver allegedly shot the trooper five times before the trooper collapsed.

The suspect then stole the trooper’s gun and fired more shots at the trooper as he lay wounded with “significant” injuries to his legs.

The trooper was taken to Harborview.

Surrounding agencies responded and secured the scene to search for the suspect, said a spokesperson.

Eventually, the driver, Jason Joshua Posada, and a woman companion were taken into custody.

On Tuesday, Posada was charged with assault in the first degree with a firearm enhancement, unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, and theft of a firearm.

He remains in King County Jail.

His next court day is scheduled for March 4 at 9 a.m. in the GA courtroom of the MRJC in Kent.