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WSU Police confirms Global Scholars resident had knife

20-year-old WSU student in hospital for evaluation, officer involved on leave
WSU Police respond to threat at Global Scholars Hall on March 27.

At 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, a report was called at Global Scholars Hall about a man with a knife. 

When WSU Police responded, they fired a shot at the 20-year-old resident and WSU student, John Bazan, who was taken into custody for obstructing an officer, according to the WSU Police website

The bullet did not hit Bazan, but he was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital to be evaluated, according to the website. 

An officer-involved shooting investigative team will be conducting an investigation of this incident and will continuously provide updates; the officer involved, whose identity has not been released yet, is on administrative leave, according to the website.

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  • EdwardsMar 28, 2024 at 8:17 am

    I’d like to know why the officer fire the weapon if there was no obvious weapon on the guy? There was a report of a knife, and that it wasn’t found. If no life was threatened, then why was this level of force used?

    • JosephMar 28, 2024 at 10:01 pm

      How did he not get a hit from that short of a distance is another question. What if he kept coming? What exactly is the point of shooting exactly one bullet? If you are committing to your gun, you must be damn sure to get hits quickly on the target. Some things just don’t add up on this one.