West Olympia Shooting Incident

City of Olympia
Date of Release: January 09, 2018

Lt Sam Costello

West Olympia Shooting Incident

On January 8, 2018 at about 10:42 p.m., Olympia Police were dispatched to a report of gunshots fired in the 1000 block of Fern Street SW. Responding patrol officers found two males outside a residence there who had sustained gunshot wounds. The Olympia Police Department Detective Division responded and has been actively investigating the incident since it occurred.

Preliminary investigation shows that a male and an associate went to the residence. The reason for their visit remains unknown at this time. While there, a male who lives at the residence, later identified as Curtis Rudolph, age 32, produced a handgun, which he used to shoot the victim male, who suffered a serious injury to his leg. The victim male, who’d been shot in the leg, then retrieved his own handgun, which he used to shoot at Mr. Rudolph, who’d just shot him. A second male on the scene, a relative of Mr. Rudolph, was then struck by that gunfire. The male relative male sustained multiple gunshot wounds as well. Curtis Rudolph fled the scene.

Both men who were injured were transported to the hospital where they are receiving treatment for their injuries. Both are expected to survive.

Olympia Police are currently looking to arrest Curtis Rudolph for Assault 1st Degree for his involvement in this incident. His whereabouts are unknown but he should be considered armed at this time. There is no reason to believe that this incident was random. Those who have information about this crime should contact the Olympia Police Department at (360)753-8300. Those who believe that they have seen Mr. Rudolph should not contact him, rather call 911 immediately.