During a traffic stop, officer attempted to search passenger Rosa Hammer’s backpack, to which she did not consent and which contained marijuana. They struggled over the bag and wrestled on the ground; officer warned Hammer to stop resisting. Per Officer Ron Kessler’s statement, he saw a gun in the backpack and attempted to draw his own weapon, which did not fire after he pulled the trigger twice. Hammer then shot him in the hand with her gun. Officer drew his backup weapon and shot Hammer three times in the torso. She died at the scene. Witnesses included the vehicle driver and Hammer’s 5-year-old daughter.

ID: 736

Victms Name: Rosa Hammer
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Race: Asian

City: Gorst
County: Kitsap
State: WA
Zip Code: 98312
Country: United States of America

Agency: Washington State Patrol

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: During a traffic stop, officer attempted to search passenger Rosa Hammer’s backpack, to which she did not consent and which contained marijuana. They struggled over the bag and wrestled on the ground; officer warned Hammer to stop resisting. Per Officer Ron Kessler’s statement, he saw a gun in the backpack and attempted to draw his own weapon, which did not fire after he pulled the trigger twice. Hammer then shot him in the hand with her gun. Officer drew his backup weapon and shot Hammer three times in the torso. She died at the scene. Witnesses included the vehicle driver and Hammer’s 5-year-old daughter.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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