Police name 3 Bend officers involved in shooting of woman
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend Police released Wednesday the names of three officers involved in a pursuit and attempted arrest Monday that led to the shooting and serious wounding of a Bend woman on U.S. Highway 20 east of Bend.
Police said Monday that Danielle Bower, 29, was acting in an erratic manner and had blood on her when she encountered police near the St. Charles Bend emergency department, then drove recklessly away, prompting a pursuit on Highway 20.
They said her van left the highway near milepost 39 and came to a stop. The officers who tried to arrest Bower then fired their weapons.
The three police officers were identified as Sgt. Thomas Russell, Officer Tim Williams and Officer Victor Umnitz, KTVZ-TV reported. All are on leaving during an investigation.