Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris (R) will not be charged with any crimes after he shot a man in Tacoma May 30, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Harris shot a man driving a vehicle at him; investigators determined he fired in self-defense. The man he shot survived and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Harris is running for council district 7, which includes the Key Peninsula. If he had been charged and convicted of a felony, he would not have been able to serve without meeting certain conditions. Harris already has theft convictions, including one felony count. He had his right to possess firearms reinstated and legally obtained a concealed weapons permit, according to the prosecuting attorney’s office.
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