Grant County Sheriff deputy accidentally shot wife at their Moses Lake home

MOSES LAKE, Wash --- Grant County Sheriff deputy accidentally shot his wife at their Moses Lake home Wednesday night.

About 7:51 p.m. Moses Lake officers responded to a shooting in Moses Lake at the home of a Grant County deputy said MLPD Captain Mike Williams.

Jose A. Rivera, called 911 and reported he had accidentally shot his wife. Rivera is a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff's Office, he was off duty at the time.

When officers arrived, they found Sydney A. Rivera had sustained a single gunshot wound. She was transported to Samaritan Hospital by ambulance, and then transferred to another medical facility later, said the MLPD.

Sydney was conscious when transported to the hospital and told officers the incident was not domestic violence related. Sydney is currently listed in stable condition.

The Central Basin Investigation Team was activated due to Jose's employment in law enforcement and the nature of the incident. The CBIT is comprised of detectives from Grant and Adams Counties. The Moses Lake Police Department is the lead agency for this incident.

The investigation shows Jose Rivera was handling a firearm when it discharged, striking his wife one time. Firearms and a spent case were recovered from the scene. At the time of the shooting, the Rivera's four-month-old child was the only other person in the residence.

Jose Rivera has worked for the GCSO since January 2016 as a patrol deputy. Before that he was an officer with the Royal City Police Department. Rivera is a member of the US Marshal's Violent Offender Task Force as well as the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team.

More information will be added to the story as it is released.

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