Moses Lake police respond to reported accidental shooting at deputy’s home
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — UPDATE: According to Moses Lake Police, a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy shot his wife while handling a firearm inside their home Wednesday night.
28-year-old Deputy Jose A. Rivera reported he accidentally shot his wife, Sydney A. Rivera, after handling a firearm when it discharged.
Sydney Rivera confirmed with officers at the hospital that the shooting was accidental. The Rivera’s 4-year-old child was the only other person in the house at the time. There were no drugs or alcohol involved. Jose was off-duty at the time.
The Central Basin Investigative Team was activated due to Rivera’s employment in law enforcement.
Jose Rivera has worked for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office since January of 2016 as a patrol deputy.
The Moses Lake Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting Wednesday night at a deputy’s house in the 1100 block of Lakeside Drive.
Captain Mike Williams of the Moses Lake Police Department tells KXLY the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. and the home where it occurred is owned by a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy.
When police arrived on scene, they found one person had been shot. That individual was transported from the house to a local hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.
Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones released a statement Thursday morning following the shooting saying:
“There was a reported accidental shooting last night at the Moses Lake home of one of our deputies and one person was taken to the hospital for the treatment of a gunshot wound. We ask everyone to, please, join us in praying for the family and loved ones.”
An investigation is being conducted by the Columbia Basin Investigation Team.
There is no danger to the public.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
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