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Suquamish shooting: More charges filed against arrest-warrant subject

A police officer leads an unidentified subject to a squad car, Thursday in Suquamish. Police served a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S
A police officer leads an unidentified subject to a squad car, Thursday in Suquamish. Police served a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. When police were in the process of making an arrest, another man in the house allegedly fired at police officers, who fired back. The man was killed; no officers were injured.
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SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Police Department has charged a Port Gamble S'Klallam man with six offenses, including felony possession of a firearm, in relation to Thursday’s fatal shooting.

Stacy Stanley Callihoo, 42, a Port Gamble S’Klallam man, was booked into county jail shortly before 1 a.m. Friday for failure to appear in tribal court for allegedly violating his probation; he was on probation for indecent liberties and assault. He is also charged with second-degree malicious mischief.

Suquamish Police Chief Mike Lasnier confirmed that later on Friday, his department filed charges of felony possession of a firearm, first-degree rendering criminal assistance, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstructing a law enforcement officer, and refusing to aid an officer.

Callihoo is scheduled to appear in Suquamish Tribal Court Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. He will appear in Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court Dec. 21, 9:15 a.m., according to a copy of the arrest warrant.

Port Gamble S’Klallam police, assisted by Suquamish police and Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies, served the failure-to-appear arrest warrant on Callihoo in a house on Second Street in Suquamish. Another man, Thomas Anthony Black, 44, of Suquamish, was seated in the living area of the house. Sheriff’s spokesman Scott 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 allegedly drew a handgun from a concealed position and fired at officers and deputies, Wilson said.

Officers inside the house returned fire as they retreated out of the house. While doing so they grabbed a hold of a 43-year-old woman, covering her as they pulled out of the area and moved to a position of safety, Wilson said.

Backup units from several law enforcement agencies contained the area until relieved by the sheriff’s SWAT team. Residents of 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 house. At approximately 4:45 p.m., Callihoo walked out a 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. They located Black in the living room. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue medics, standing by at the scene, entered the house and pronounced him deceased.

Wilson said that as of Thursday night, investigators hadn’t determined why Black fired at police. The shooting and the death are under investigation; 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, Wilson said. When the investigative case file is completed, it will be forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney for review.

 

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