A man wanted in a burglary of a gun shop in Gorst, Kitsap County, several weeks ago was injured while being apprehended by US Marshals Service in Bremerton on Monday, police said.
Bremerton Police Department Chief Steve Strachan said shots were fired by the US Marshals, but the injuries sustained by the suspect, a woman he was with and a marshal were caused by a vehicle collision.
Strachan said the suspect, Patrick Weldon Nelson Jr, 40, was wanted in the April 9 burglary of a gun shop in Gorst. Fourteen firearms were stolen in that burglary, police said, and 9 firearms have been recovered.
US Marshals located Nelson in the passenger seat of an SUV parked in Forest Ridge Park in Bremerton around 5 pm Monday, Strachan said.
In an attempt to get away, the woman with Nelson rammed into the US Marshals’ vehicle, causing significant damage, police said.
One US Marshal, who has not been identified, discharged his weapon, police said.
Nelson and the woman he was with were taken into custody and are being treated for injuries related to the collision, Strachan said. A marshal was also being treated for minor injuries connected to the collision, police said.
No one was injured by gunfire, police said.