Barricaded man fires pistol before surrendering, deputies say

Barricaded man fires pistol before surrendering, deputies say

Deputies say a man who barricaded himself near the Priest Rapids Dam fired a pistol before surrendering on Thursday.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office initially repsonded to reports of a man shooting at cars in the 30000 block of State Route 243.

Responding officers said when they got there, 35-year-old Matt Garoutte ran inside a nearby building and refused to come out.

Officers said it took about 30 minutes for Garoutte to surrender.

Witnesses told deputies Garoutte had fired a pistol toward State Route 243, but so far the only car officers found with a bullet in it was one on the property.

Now, deputies say they’re looking for cars that may have possibly been struck.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who traveled on State Route 243 around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday to check their car for damage that may have been caused by a gunshot.

If you do find damage, you’re asked to call the sheriff’s office at 509-762-1160.

POLICE ACTIVITY :: SR243 south of Priest Rapids Dam :: Barricaded Person. Police on scene and more enroute. Watch for personnel on/near roadway. Take alternative routes if you can to avoid the area.

— Grant County Sheriff (@GrantCoSheriff) October 3, 2019