GCSO identifies deputy who fired gun during encounter with suspect

MOSES LAKE, Wash. --- The Grant County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy involved in a shooting early Saturday morning.

GCSO said Erica Aldaco was the deputy who fired her service weapon while she was responding to a home panic alarm.

It happened at a home on Airway Drive NE around 6:30 a.m. in the Harvest Manor Mobile Home Park. Officials said when Aldaco arrived, she saw a person holding a gun through the window.

Authorities said the deputy began yelling commands to the person and during the encounter the deputy fired one round. No one was injured.

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Aldaco has been a part of the GCSO since 2015 when she completed the Regional Reserve Academy, according to officials. She was hired full time and attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy, graduating in May of 2016. She finished her supervised field training in late July and has been on patrol since then, according to GCSO.

Previously, GCSO has said the shooting is under investigation by the Columbia Basin Investigative Team. This weekend, officials said the deputy is on paid administrative leave pending outcome of the investigation.



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