Coroner: Man shot by Olympia officer killed self
Monday, May 7, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- An autopsy report has found that a man shot by Olympia police on Friday died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
The autopsy results released Monday afternoon by the Thurston County Coroner's Office rule the death of 53-year-old Bradden W. Ferber of Olympia a suicide. The report also says he suffered a large caliber gunshot wound to his stomach, but that it did not cause his death.
The incident began when officers responded to a report that a drunken driver involved in an accident had briefly entered an apartment and walked away.
Police say when Officer Mike Hovda encountered him, Ferber raised the handgun and Hovda fired.