2 Deputies in Stable Condition After Shooting, Man Arrested

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Two deputies who have been shot Thursday northeast of Bellingham are in secure situation and a person has been arrested on investigation of tried homicide, police mentioned.

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned Friday that one deputy remained below statement at a Bellingham hospital and the opposite had been taken to Harborview Medical Heart in Seattle, the place he was below the care of a specialist.

Each deputies are in secure situation, in response to the sheriff’s workplace. Their names haven’t been launched.

Joel Younger, 60, of Maple Falls was yelling and fired his shotgun within the air Thursday afternoon after smoke from the neighbor’s rubbish burning crammed his home, in response to a Bellingham Police Division assertion.

Younger had been ingesting alcohol and had yelled on the neighbor to place out the hearth, police mentioned. The neighbor swore at Younger earlier than Younger bought the shotgun, police mentioned. Some 911 callers reported two folks have been taking pictures at one another from two homes, police mentioned.

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Deputies have been known as to the world and have been shot with birdshot, each within the head, as they tried to talk with Younger, police mentioned.

Younger surrendered inside two hours after different deputies and members of a county particular weapons and ways staff arrived, police mentioned.

Younger was lodged in Skagit County Jail. He was scheduled to seem in court docket Friday afternoon.

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