WENATCHEE, Wash --- The investigation into the officer involved shooting at Albertson’s in Wenatchee is continuing.
The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team finished documenting the scene and collecting evidence at roughly 5:30 a.m. on July 28. All evidence in this case has been turned over to the lead agency, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. Among the evidence recovered at the scene was a knife.
Additional work underway includes a video canvas for all neighboring businesses. Some video has already been recovered and is being examined.
The officer who was involved remains on administrative leave as a routine part of an officer involved shooting investigation and will not be named until a later date.
The incident is being investigated by the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit. This is a multi-jurisdictional team with Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, East Wenatchee Police Department, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Wenatchee Police Department and the Washington State Patrol.
The Chelan County Coroner, Wayne Harris, has made notifications to next of kin and authorized the release of the suspect’s name, 31-year-old Matthew Folden of Wenatchee.
Anyone with information in this case is requested to call the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 509-667-6845 regarding case number 17C08486.
The investigation is still in the very early stages. More information will follow as it becomes available.