Kent Police officer Rausch’s statement about Joseph-McDade shooting

Kent Police released several documents about the June 24 shooting death of Giovonn Joseph-McDade on the East Hill after a short vehicle pursuit.

Kent Police officer Matthew Rausch, who has been with the department for two-plus years, made the initial stop of Joseph-McDade and began the pursuit when Joseph-McDade took off. Officer William Davis assisted in the call and is the officer who fired the shots that killed the Auburn man and former Kent-Meridian High School student-athlete when Joseph-McDade drove his vehicle toward Davis.

After pleas from relatives and friends of Joseph-McDade to release more information about the case, Police Chief Ken Thomas decided to release documents to the family and the media. Both officers have returned to duty.

Rausch wrote the following statement about his involvement in the case to Thomas:

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