ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in eastern Washington is recovering after being shot with a hunting arrow while responding to a call about a mental health emergency.
KXLY-TV reports Kittitas County Corporal James Woody was struck Tuesday afternoon near Ellensburg.
Woody was hit as he opened the door to a home where a man with a history of fighting with law enforcement was reportedly threatening residents on the property.
The man who shot the officer surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. It’s unclear if he will face any charges.
Woody was taken to the hospital where a doctor sewed up his wound and released him after treatment.
The undersheriff said the officer was fortunate that the arrow struck at an angle and stopped when it struck a bone.