Men shot by Washington police officer expected to survive

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 21, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.



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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two men who were shot by a police officer investigating a report of an attempt to steal beer from a grocery store are expected to survive.

The officer reported that he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting in Olympia that left a 21-year-old man critically injured and a 24-year-old man in stable condition.

Authorities say the men who were shot were not armed with guns.

Brad Watkins, chief deputy of the Thurston County Sheriff's Department, says two skateboards were recovered from the scene and an investigation will likely take three to six weeks.

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