Investigation Launched Into Fatal Walla Walla Shooting
Walla Walla police held a press conference Monday morning, providing a bit more information about an officer involved fatal shooting Sunday evening.
According to authorities, and the Walla Walla Police PIO (Public Information Officer), officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of West Pine after the department received a call about reportedly suicidal man around 7:15pm.
According to police, a woman called in that the 40-year-old man was suicidal and possibly armed. When police arrived the man was in a car, and sped off, leaving to a short but slow speed pursuit. The man then stopped on Myra Road. PIO Sgt. Kevin Braman said the subject, Christopher Adam Borland of Walla Walla, refused officers commands as he exited his vehicle.
Officers responded to what was called a perceived threat, and all three officers present fired their weapons. Braman said the investigation has not yet concluded how many times Borland was hit, but that he was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts of EMT and on-scene emergency procedures.
The police report said the subject was armed as he exited the vehicle. The three officers have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The Tri-Cities Metro Special Investigations unit will handle the case along with the Washington State Patrol.