Donovan Heavener Wiki – Donovan Heavener Biography
Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener suffered serious injuries in the 7 a.m. shooting in the city of Puyallup but is expected to recover, Chief Andy Hwang said in a statement posted on Facebook. The shooting unfolded after Heavener, who joined the department in 1997, saw two men trying to break into a Jennings Equipment store, Fox News reported, citing police.
Heavener stepped in and exchanged words with the duo before one of the men opened fire. The veteran officer was hit in the abdomen. He was taken to a regional hospital in Tacoma where he underwent surgery, according to Hwang.
Donovan Heavener Shot and killed
An off-duty Federal Way police officer is expected to survive after being shot in the abdomen during what police said Sunday was an attempted robbery at a tractor dealership.
Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang confirmed in a Facebook post-Sunday afternoon that the officer is Donovan Heavener. Heavener, an avid runner, and leader of the Washington State Law Enforcement Torch Race, joined the department in 1996, Hwang wrote. He worked in law enforcement in Wisconsin between 2004 and 2016 before returning to the Federal Way police, where he currently conducts background checks on new personnel, according to Heavener’s LinkedIn.
Heavener “appears to have been trying to stop an ongoing robbery” shortly after 7 a.m., Puyallup police said in a statement. A spokesperson later confirmed that the alleged theft occurred at the Jennings Equipment tractor dealership on River Road in Puyallup.
A Puyallup police spokesman said Heavener was jogging when the officer saw two men trying to “rip the doors off the business and get in,” Puyallup Police Chief Scott Engle said at a news conference on Thursday. Sunday morning. The officer was shot while he was standing on the sidewalk, Engle said.
The officer was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery for “life-threatening” injuries, police said. Police are looking for two suspects they believe are involved in the shooting and robbery, as well as two pickup trucks, a light-colored four-door Chevrolet with a missing or down tailgate, and a black pickup, which were observed exiting. the scene.