WENATCHEE, Wash – Investigators into an officer-involved shooting in Wenatchee are still searching for more witnesses they believe were at the scene on July 27 at the Albertson’s in Wenatchee.
Officials said Monday they had examined the radio logs and determined the call for shots fired went out at 10:09 p.m. Dispatchers toned out fire and aid at the time, according to the Wenatchee Police Department in a release, and units responded they were en route at 10:10 and 10:11 p.m.
“Officers on scene rendered first aid for gunshot wounds while awaiting the arrival of aid units,” Wenatchee PD wrote in a release. “CPR was not performed by officers as the suspect had a pulse at that time.”
The release said the first firefighter was on the scene at 10:12 and the first fire engine arrived at 10:13 p.m. They said an ambulance got there 11 minutes after the call came out, at 10:15, and the suspect was taken to Central Washington Hospital at 10:20 p.m.
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.
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