More Details Released About Pasco Fatal Stabbing, and Shooting
We now know the name of the man fatally shot after stabbing another, then charging Pasco Police
Suspect's name released, but not victim yet
According to the Special Investigations Unit, which by the way does NOT have any Pasco Officers on it for this particular incident, the stabbing victim has not yet been ID'd to the public pending notification of relatives.
Police were called Sunday morning around 11:40 AM for a report of two men having a disturbance or fight near 6th and Lewis. When Police arrived, one man was found to be fatally stabbed.
The man who was fatally shot by two Officers is Gabriel Artz. His hometown was not specified. According to the SIU:
"After Pasco Police were dispatched to this incident based on 911 calls made by civilian witnesses, Officer Jasen McClintock was the first officer to arrive on scene. Officer Jeremy Jones arrived approximately the same time in a separate police vehicle. Officer McClintock and Officer Jones attempted to establish verbal communication with Mr. Artz who was still in the immediate vicinity of the homicide. In their efforts to communicate with, and attempts to de-escalate the contact, officers used deadly force against Mr. Artz after he appeared to initiate an attack attempt on the officers."
Officer McClintock has been with Pasco PD since 2008, Officer Jones since 2006. Following the shooting, both officers as well as another officer immediately began to administer aid to the stabbing victim as well as Mr. Artz, he was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center where he passed.
Officials from the Benton, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, and Richland Police are heading up the SIU team for this investigation. KPD is the party releasing information.
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