Peaceful Valley, WA – The sheriff released more details about what led up to the shooting of two Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies on Thursday and thanked the armed good Samaritans who came to the wounded heroes’ aid and kept them safe until backup arrived.
The Bellingham Police Department (BPD) said the incident began at about 3 p.m. on Feb. 10 when a homeowner started burning a trash pile outside their home and the smoke bothered a neighbor, 60-year-old Joel B. Young, KGMI reported.
Police said Young became enraged and went outside and yelled at the neighbor burning trash, claiming that smoked had blown through the windows into his home, the Bellingham Herald reported. The neighbor responded with an expletive, according to police.
Young had been drinking and he became enraged, KGMI reported.
So he grabbed his shotgun and went outside and fired birdshot into the air near the neighbor who was burning trash, according to police.
Then he went back inside his home and had another beer.
A neighbor called 911 and reported that Young was outside firing his 12-guage shotgun into the air, the Bellingham Herald reported.
Two Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies responded to the address near Peaceful Valley and State Route 247 in the Maple Falls area, KGMI reported.Deputies arrived on the scene at about 4:30 p.m. and when Young heard them announce themselves, he went outside yelling and waving a gun, the Bellingham Herald reported.“Sheriff’s Office — drop the gun!” the deputies ordered Young. Young ignored the deputies’ commands and opened fire on them instead, the Bellingham Herald reported.One deputy was shot in the head and fell to the ground.The second deputy put himself between Young and the wounded deputy and returned fire, the Bellingham Herald reported.Young opened fire on the second deputy and shot him, too.Then he retreated to a […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
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There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
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