Othello police arrest possibly armed man following officer-involved shooting

Aaron Urbina
Credit: Grant County Sheriff's Office

OTHELLO, Wash. – A wanted man possibly armed with a handgun was taken into police custody in Othello on Wednesday night.

According the the Othello Police Department, around 10:30 p.m. an officer believed he saw a wanted man – 32-year-old Aaron Urbina – in an alley near the 800 block of Larch Street in Othello.

The officer shot at the man, telling dispatchers that the suspect had a gun. Urbina ran from the scene, but was captured Thursday.

The Columbia Basin Investigative team will be doing an independent investigation of the officer-involved shooting and the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer’s name has not yet been released.

According to Sergeant Rigo Pruneda with the Pasco Police Department, their officers checked two addresses in Pasco for Urbina, however he was not located.