Police investigating officer-involved shooting at Kelso mobile home park

A hit-and-run led to an officer involved shooting at a trailer park in Kelso on Tuesday morning.
Published: Aug. 1, 2023 at 8:43 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2023 at 7:25 PM PDT
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KELSO, Wash. (KPTV) - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened at a mobile home park in Kelso Tuesday morning.

At about 7 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run investigation involving multiple vehicles in the South Kelso area. Police say the investigation led them to the Three Rivers Mobile Home Park at 914 South 12th Avenue.

Police say officers tried to contact the suspect, identified by witnesses as 19-year-old Daniel Madden and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

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According to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, Madden refused to show his hands before revealing a gun and began walking towards the officers. An officer used a taser on him, which was not effective in stopping him from approaching.

As Madden approached he pointed the gun directly at an officers head as reported by the sheriff’s office. He was then hit by an officers gunfire and fell to the ground. Officers administered first aid and Madden was taken to the Southwest Washington Medical Center. As of this afternoon Madden is reportedly in critical condition but has been stabilized.

No other details about the shooting have been released by police at this time.

The Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team is leading the investigation. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on critical incident leave per policy.