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Published: Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:07 p.m.

Coroner: Man shot by Olympia officer killed self

OLYMPIA -- An autopsy report has found that a man shot by Olympia police on Friday died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
The autopsy results released Monday afternoon by the Thurston County Coroner’s Office rule the death of 53-year-old Bradden W. Ferber of Olympia a suicide. The report also says he suffered a large caliber gunshot wound to his stomach, but that it did not cause his death.
The incident began when officers responded to a report that a drunken driver involved in an accident had briefly entered an apartment and walked away.
Police say when Officer Mike Hovda encountered him, Ferber raised the handgun and Hovda fired.
Story tags » Olympia

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