View Full Version : Kelso, WA cop makes a negro good after gas station clerk, customer beat wif stick

08-18-2016, 08:05 AM

Officer shoots, kills suspect after gas station assault
6:20 PM. PDT August 17, 2016

KELSO, Wash. -- A Kelso police officer shot and killed a 27-year-old black man;) Wednesday morning after the suspect assaulted the officer, a female store clerk and a customer at a gas station.

The officer, 22-year Kelso Police Department veteran John Johnston, responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Flying K Fuel Mart, located at 103 West Main Street in Kelso, Washington, at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect had left the scene by the time Johnston arrived. The officer went with one of the clerks to view the surveillance video while the other clerk stayed at the counter.

While Johnston was with the clerk, the suspect returned carrying an object similar to a walking stick and began assaulting the clerk and a customer who was inside the store.

Johnston intervened with the suspect, who proceeded to assault the officer with the stick. The officer drew his weapon and shot the man, who died at the scene.

Johnston suffered injuries to his head, arms and legs.