DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. — A suspect is in custody after a shooting that left one woman dead in Douglas County on Saturday, Jan. 21.
27-year-old Wenatchee native Dalton Scott Potter was arrested and booked into Chelan County Jail for first-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), law enforcement responded to reports of a female passenger being shot on the 17000 block of Badger Mountain Road.
According to DCSO, witnesses reported seeing the woman fall out of the vehicle in front of them around 5:18 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle stopped before Potter got out and reportedly shot the woman multiple times.
The victim of the shooting, 37-year-old Alyssa Ann Longwell from Kennewick, Wa, died from her injuries at the scene.
The suspect then began shooting at the witnesses while they were in their car. They managed to get away with minor injuries, said DCSO.
Potter then fled, but with assistance from East Wenatchee Police, Wenatchee Police, Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and Fish & Wildlife, law enforcement located and apprehended the suspect without further incident.
Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris released the following statement the day after the arrest was made:
"This incident is a tragedy not commonly seen in Douglas County. I am proud of the men and women of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts to quickly and safely bring this incident to a close. I am also grateful for our partner agencies, East Wenatchee PD, Wenatchee PD, Chelan County SO, Washington State Patrol, and Fish and Wildlife, as well as all Douglas County first responders, who assisted in this incident. I would also like to extend our appreciation to all the Douglas County citizens who quickly and accurately reported suspicious activities in the area, which greatly assisted in the ability to resolve this dangerous situation."
At this time, Douglas County Detectives and Deputies will continue to follow up on investigations.
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