Richland Police Investigating Shooting
Richland police are looking for a suspect in an attempted shooting in which an ex-boyfriend allegedly fired at his ex-girlfriend and another person Monday afternoon.The official release from the RPD is below:
Synopsis: On 1-1-2013 at approximately 4:30 PM two subjects were sitting in a vehicle in the 400 block of Thayer Drive. The two observed a passenger car pull over close to their location and watched as Richard Linderman got out of the car and began walking towards them. Linderman is the ex-boyfriend of the female driver. The two saw Linderman pull out a dark colored semi-automatic handgun and point it at them. The two victims attempted to leave the area in their car. As the vehicle was leaving, the passenger ducked down in the seat, heard a gunshot and saw smoke after he sat up and looked in the direction of Linderman. The driver also reported seeing Linderman holding a semi-auto pistol.
After firing at the couple, Linderman got back into the passenger car and fled northbound on Thayer Dr. The victim’s parents were inside a residence directly adjacent to the victim vehicle and reported hearing what they believed to be a gunshot.
No shell casing or bullet impact point has been located by investigators but independent witnesses have confirmed at least one shot was fired. Neither victim was injured.
Linderman has made statements that he will not be sent back to jail. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
A photo of Linderman is attached. If anyone has information on his location they are asked to contact the Richland Police Department at 509-628-0333.