Around 12:30 a.m., a deputy located Hawley. Sheriff Kendle Allen said the man then led deputies on a short pursuit.
Allen said Hawley got out of his vehicle and shot at a deputy. Allen confirmed the deputy did return fire as Hawley ran down a nearby alley.
Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of Hawley.
Colville resident Kevin Hennigan said he was woken up by the sound of gunshots.
"No sooner than I had laid my head down on the pillow, I had taken my hearing aids out and I heard this thump thump thump thump. And what it reminded me of was being on one side of a sandbag and hearing rounds hit a sandbag. I think a lot of veterans can understand what that sounds like, especially if you were in the infantry," said Hennigan.
Hennigan said his important plans for Wednesday morning were derailed by the incident. He said he was supposed to head to the VA for help with his PTSD.
As of 12:00 p.m., the suspect is still at large. Deputies have set up a K9 track in the area as they continue to search for him.
Officers said an apartment associated with Hawley had been searched, but he was not located.
Law enforcement said Hawley is considered armed and dangerous. If he is seen, he should not be approached.
Officials said Hawley is wanted for attempted murder of a police officer. He was originally wanted in Ferry County for attempted murder.
Officials said Colville School District was closed Wednesday because the incident took place near an elementary school. They will reopen on Thursday. A school board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until October 2.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS.
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