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More details released regarding fatal shooting in Suquamish
SUQUAMISH – Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson released the following information shortly before 1 a.m. Friday about the fatal shooting in Suquamish, as the investigation into the incident continues.
No law enforcement officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.
The shooting occurred Thursday, 2: 50 p.m., in the 18600 block of 2nd Avenue NE, in Suquamish.
Officers from Port Gamble Department of Public Safety, accompanied by officers from Suquamish Police Department and Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies, went to a home in the 18600 block of 2nd Avenue NE to serve a felony warrant of arrest on Stacy Stanley Callihoo, 42, a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Port Gamble S’Klallam officers had determined that Calihoo was at the residence in Suquamish.
The warrant was issued by Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal court.
“The warrant suspect is well known to North Kitsap area law enforcement officers as a violent offender, with a past history of resisting arrest and assaultive actions against police,” Wilson reported.
When officers made contact at the residence, they encountered Callihoo; Thomas Anthony Black, 44, of Suquamish; and a 43-year-old woman, of Suquamish.
Black was seated in the living area of the residence inside a sliding glass doorway off of a porch. In an earlier interview, Wilson said Black was told by officers to keep his hands where they could see them. As Port Gamble S’Klallam officers proceeded to take Callihoo into custody, Black drew a handgun from a concealed position and began firing at officers and deputies.
Officers inside the residence returned fire as they retreated out of the house. While doing so they grabbed a hold of the 43 year-old woman, covering her as they pulled out of the area and moved to a position of safety.
Responding assist units from multiple agencies contained the area until relieved by the sheriff’s SWAT team. Residents located in houses in the immediate vicinity were asked to evacuate temporarily.
North Kitsap School District was contacted to ensure that students at Suquamish Elementary School would not be released to walk home, but were placed on a district school bus for transport or released into the custody of an adult.
A crisis negotiator initiated procedures to contact those remaining inside the residence.
At approximately 4:45 p.m., Callihoo walked out the sliding glass door and surrendered. He was not injured.
Tactical officers then entered the house and cleared the building in order to render it safe and provide first aid to any injured. In doing so they located Black in the living room. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue medics, standing by at the scene, entered the house and pronounced him deceased.
Callihoo was transported and booked into Kitsap County Jail on the felony arrest warrant.
Sheriff’s detectives have initiated an investigation into the shooting incident and Black’s death. The Kitsap County Coroner is conducting a parallel investigation. The coroner will issue a determination as to cause and manner of death following an autopsy by the county’s forensic pathologist and the receipt of toxicology results. The autopsy will be conducted within 48 hours. When the investigative case file is completed, it will be forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney for review.