Villa Inn Motel shooter identified

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Villa Inn Motel shooter identified

KGMI News Reporting
By Alex Gray

Police are identifying the Bellingham man who shot at officers at the Samish Way Villa Inn Motel last Monday.

Bellingham police officers were taking 54-year-old Alex Johnson into custody to transport him to PeaceHealth SaintJosephMedicalCenter on request from a “Designated Mental Health Professional.”

Johnson pulled out a shotgun and fired at the officers.

They returned fire and Johnson surrendered. Johnson was transported to Saint Joseph’s.

He faces two counts of First Degree Assault and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.