Originally published July 1, 2014
VANCOUVER -- Police officer Dustin Goudschaal was shot seven times during a traffic stop in Vancouver Monday.
He remained in critical condition Tuesday morning.
The initial traffic stop happened on Northeast 162nd Avenue and 34th Street. Police said 47-year-old James Todd Sapp shot Goudschaal and then attacked and tried to carjack other people during the manhunt that followed.
Sapp was accused of first-degree attempted murder, robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
A second person arrested Monday was identified in court documents as Timothy Plantenberg. He has not been charged and is cooperating with police.
Sapp appeared Tuesday morning in court. His bail was set at $10 million. In court documents, he said Plantenberg fired the shots, though several witnesses and Officer Goudschaal said it was Sapp with the gun.
Prior court records show there was an outstanding warrant for Sapp's arrest for possession of methamphetamine and heroin when Goudschaal pulled him over around 11:30 a.m.
Police said Sapp shot Goudschaal and took off in the pickup truck.
As Sapp drove away, Goudschaal shot back at the truck. Meanwhile witnesses immediately rushed to Goudschaal's aid.
Plantenberg said he grabbed the steering wheel to make Sapp crash, so he could get out of the vehicle, according to court records. They crashed into a tree about 14 blocks away. Plantenberg said when he left the vehicle, Sapp shot at him, too.
Officers swarmed the area and arrested Plantenberg about two hours later. He told police Sapp used a gun hidden between his legs to shoot Goudschaal, according to court records.
Sapp eventually surrendered, after hiding in the bushes in a neighborhood for more than two hours.
Police said Sapp had also sped away several months ago from a traffic stop, according to the documents.