- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Pasco police say an officer fatally wounded a car theft suspect who pulled out what appeared to be a gun.

Capt. Jim Raymond says police stopped the stolen car about 3 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Pasco. A passenger remained in the car, but the driver ran.

Raymond says an officer confronted him in a parking lot and shot him when he appeared to pull a gun.

He was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland where he died. He’s identified by the Franklin County coroner’s office as 25-year-old Matthew L. Stoddard of Airway Heights.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Y8glFS ) Stoddard is the fourth man to be killed by a police officer or deputy in the Tri-Cities in the last three months. Three of those shootings in Pasco.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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