Monday, March 27, 2006

22-Year-Old Arrested In Shooting Of Officer

Seattle -- A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly shooting a Puyallup police officer in the face. The man is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. His name was not released.

The officer, who has served more than 14 years on the force, was in stable condition at Tacoma General Hospital late Saturday after being shot at Puyallup's South Hill mall.

Gary Shilley, 51, was investigating a suspicious vehicle at the mall about 12:20 a.m. when he was shot, police said.

He was shot once in the face, police said, but was able to call for help.

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