Curtis Rudolph, the suspect in a shooting outside his home in the 900 block of Fern Street Southwest late Monday, turned himself in Thursday night, and appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Friday afternoon.
Earlier this week, police released video of the shooting and urged the public to help find Rudolph.
According to court documents, a woman said Rudolph confronted her boyfriend, Bryan Denny, on the Fern Street sidewalk and shot him in the leg. Denny fell to the ground, produced his own handgun, a .45 caliber Glock, and shot back at Rudolph.
Tyrone Rudolph, who is Curtis Rudolph’s brother, was struck by Denny’s bullets, and taken to the hospital.
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Prosecutors charged Rudolph this week with first-degree assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
“What we’re dealing with is an extremely dangerous individual,” Deputy Prosecutor Joseph Wheeler said. “I think, short of murder, this is as serious as you can get.”
Thurston County Superior Court Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax set bail at $500,000 and ordered Rudolph to have no contact with Denny.
His next court date was set for Jan. 24.
In addition, Rudolph is a convicted Level 3 sex offender and wasn’t supposed to be in possession of a firearm, court documents stated.