Two federal agents hurt in exchange of gunfire during Moses Lake drug bust

Two federal agents hurt in exchange of gunfire during Moses Lake drug bust
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Three federal agencies conducted a drug bust near Moses Lake.

Two federal agents suffered minor injuries during a drug bust in Moses Lake on Tuesday.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Border Patrol led the bust, targeting a methamphetamine and heroin drug trafficking organization.

During the operation, two ATF agents were injured at a home in the 2400 block of Road E.5-NE. BOth were hit by shrapnel. Their injuries are not life-threatening. They were given medical attention on scene and taken to the hospital for further treatement. They are expected to be released soon.

A suspect was also injured. Authorities believe he shot himself as the special agents executed the search warrant. The suspect was taken to a Spokane hospital and his condition is not known.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated one of the injured officers was shot. Authorities originally believed the officer was shot, but upon further inspection at the hospital, it was determined he was instead hit with shrapnel.