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Argument over RV dumping sewage led to shooting near Olympia, Sheriff’s Office says

Argument involving motor home leads to shooting near Olympia, Sheriff’s Office on scene

Sheriff's Office investigators say a man was injured early Thursday near Olympia following a confrontation with neighbors over his motor home.
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Sheriff's Office investigators say a man was injured early Thursday near Olympia following a confrontation with neighbors over his motor home.

Investigators say a man was injured in a shooting early Thursday near Olympia following a confrontation with neighbors over his motor home.

The alleged shooter, a 57-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault.

The shooting happened about 6 a.m. on 20th Lane Northwest off Overhulse Road Northwest after a neighbor told deputies she spotted the motor home dumping raw sewage.

“She alerted other neighbors in the area, which led to a confrontation in the roadway,” said Lt. Ray Brady with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

When the man in the motor home tried to drive away, another neighbor allegedly took out a gun and fired several shots at the man, according to Brady.

The 45-year-old man was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in stable condition. Brady said it initially appeared he was shot, but he has since been treated and released with a laceration on his head.

The shooter allegedly shot once at the motor home’s tire and then four times into the motor home as it started to drive away.

Brady said it appeared the man who was injured was living in the motor home. Neighbors told investigators they had seen a motor home dumping raw sewage in the area before, though it was not immediately clear whether it was the same motor home.

Thurston County’s sanitary code bans dumping raw sewage anywhere.

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