Sunday, August 11, 2002


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 Saturday.

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 on foot.

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.


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