[10/21/16] Shots Fired At Legal Marijuana Grow After Attempted Theft

Posted in Feature, Law Enforcement

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on the night of 10/20/2016 a shooting occurred at a commercial marijuana operation in the 400 block of Grubb Road near Malaga after an employee confronted two Hispanic males attempting to steal marijuana. When confronted by the employee the suspects were carrying plastic totes full of marijuana buds.
One of the suspects engaged the employee by firing a 9mm handgun. The employee who was armed returned fire. The suspects fled and the employee was not injured.
CCSO Deputies and WSP Troopers responded and searched the area. No blood was located and the suspects were not located. CCSO Detectives have taken over the investigation and are working to identify the suspects.
Any person with information is encouraged to call our office at 509-667-6851, or online by using our Submit a Tip form. http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/sheriff/forms/submit-a-tip