Pubdate: Tue, 07 Jun 2011
Source: Olympian, The (WA)
Copyright: 2011 The Olympian
Author: Jeremy Pawloski, Staff Writer


Drug Warrant: He'S Booked on Attempted Murder; Officer Recovering At
Home After Bullet Struck His Arm

OLYMPIA - The man who is suspected of shooting an Olympia police
officer in the arm early Monday has been identified as Christopher E.

Self, 38, was booked about noon at the Thurston County Jail on
suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, according to Thurston
County sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin.

Self allegedly shot an Olympia police officer who was on duty with the
Thurston County SWAT team as they served a high-risk warrant at a
residence on 70th Avenue off Johnson Point Road shortly after 6 a.m.
Self was in a bedroom at the residence when he fired a single shot,
Elwin said. Self surrendered and was taken into custody immediately
after firing the shot, Elwin said.

The 33-year-old Olympia police officer, who has not been identified,
was shot in the bicep and is recovering at home, according to Elwin.
Elwin said the officer's injury was a flesh wound; the bullet did not
strike bone.

Elwin confirmed Monday that the 70th Avenue home was equipped with
surveillance cameras, but he would not elaborate. The SWAT team was
serving a narcotics warrant, but Elwin had not released information on
whether any narcotics were seized. Self was suspected of distributing
marijuana and ecstasy, Elwin said.

Detectives seized a 9 mm semiautomatic Walther P229 suspected of
having been used in the shooting, Elwin said.

Members of the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force had seized
unspecified evidence from the home as of Monday afternoon, Elwin
added. Elwin would not describe the evidence because of the task
force's ongoing investigation.

A woman who was in the house was detained Monday morning. Elwin said
Monday afternoon that the 18-year-old woman had been released.
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