Last updated February 10, 2022, at 9pm
MAPLE FALLS, Wash. — Law enforcement with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reported they had been fired upon in the 3000 block of Green Valley Drive in Maple Falls about 4:45pm today, Thursday, February 10th according to unconfirmed emergency radio transmissions.
Deputies had responded to a report of neighbors in the area shooting at each other about 4:15pm.
According the WCSO at 6:20pm, “Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to dialogue on the street with a man who had a shotgun. During this contact, both deputies on scene were shot.”
A video that appears to have been recorded from a residence across the street and is making the rounds on social media shows a partially obscured figure standing on a front door landing and deputies with long guns in front of a closed garage next door. Yelling followed by several rounds of gunfire is heard and 1 of the deputies can be seen dropping down and taking a defensive position.
It was later reported 2 WCSO deputies were injured but able to walk and would be transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center by ambulance.
Radio transmissions from the scene indicated they had taken 1 person into custody about 6pm and it was unknown whether the house they came from was still occupied.
A WCSO press release emailed at 9pm said that “as of this evening, both injured deputies are [in the hospital and] conscious, alert and in stable condition” It added that this is still an active investigation and is being led by a law enforcement mutual aid response team (LEMART). Any additional information about the investigation should be directed to the Bellingham Police Department. More details can be expected tomorrow.