Submitted by Kathleen Konek CFA #228
Traffic stop turns deadly
FAIRFIELD (AP) -A Camas County Sheriff's deputy is expected to make
a full recovery after being shot by a motorist during a traffic stop
Camas County Reserve Sheriffs Deputy Michael John "Buzz"
Chapman was dispatched to a report of an erratic driver about 25
miles north of Fairfield around noon. He stopped the vehicle and approached
Authorities said that's when the driver, Ray Weaver, 60, of Wendell,
shot Chapman in the abdomen and then turned the gun on himself. Weaver
died at the scene.
Sheriff Keith Rast said Chapman was airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional
Medical Center in Boise.
"They said the bullet bounced off the bottom of his vest and went
down into his lower abdomen," said Relva McGinnis, a dispatcher
with the sheriffs office.