Officer Involved Shooting - Follow Up Information

City of Olympia
Date of Release: May 21, 2015

Paul Lower
Public Information Officer

Officer Involved Shooting - Follow Up Information

Explanation of the Investigation Process Scheduled for 3pm at Olympia City Hall Council Chambers

The investigation of the officer-involved shooting by the Thurston County Critical Incident Team.  The two men who were shot have been identified as Andre Thompson (age 24) and Bryson Chaplin (21), who are step-brothers and both from Olympia.  The Critical Incident Team has identified a number of witnesses who detectives have interviewed, although details of those interviews are not yet available.  

Another press briefing will be given at 3pm at Olympia City Hall.  Brad Watkins, Chief Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputy, will explain the investigatory process of the Critical Incident Team. 

The City has established a webpage to keep our community informed about the investigation and to disseminate information as it becomes available.  Also located on the website are the Department’s policies, video and audio recordings as they become available, and information about public meetings.

Several community forums to discuss the event are being planned.  Details will be available soon on our website.  Minor, peaceful demonstrations have occurred throughout the day with no disruptions.  The City of Olympia appreciates the community’s patience as the investigation continues to unfold.