Suspect involved in clash, shooting early Sept. in Olympia arrested

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A 36-year-old man suspected of a shooting that occurred early Sept. at the Intercity Transit Station in Olympia was arrested Thursday, police said.

The arrest comes after a fight broke out on Sept. 4 between members of the Proud Boys and a group allied with antifa.

During the conflict, someone opened fire, hitting a man in the ankle.

Following that incident, more protests were planned on Sept. 18 in response to the clash. Local law enforcement increased staffing for that day, but no protests got out of control.

The suspect was booked into the Thurston County Jail for first-degree assault.

Police are still investigating and are asking anyone with information about the shooting or other assaults to call 360-753-8300.