The Edmonds-Woodway High School student who created the Facebook group honoring the memory of four Lakewood Police Officers killed in late November has set up a Facebook group in support of the Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies shot in an ambush in the Eatonville area Monday night.
The Facebook page made by E-W junior Jacob Kimerer can be found here. His previous group, In Memory of the Lakewood Police Officers, has more than 260,000 members. By early Tuesday morning, less than 12 hours after the Eatonville shooting, the Pierce County group had collected nearly 500 members. Here are the details of the shooting:
At approximately 8:48 p.m., two Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responding to an unwanted guest call at a home in the Eatonville area were shot. The initial call for assistance came from a man who was fighting with his brother. The officers were invited into the house. One of the occupants went upstairs, armed himself, and fired shots at the deputies from upstairs. Both deputies were seriously wounded, but managed to return fire, killing the suspect.
According to local news reports, one deputy was airlifted to Harborview, where he is in critical condition, and the other was transported to Madigan, and is listed in serious condition. The shooter was identified as David Crable, 35, of Eatonville.