2014-06-25 09:28:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Rainier, OR) -- Police say a man who shot a Rainier police officer and later took his own life was a Washington resident. Authorities say 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg, Washington shot the officer Monday during a traffic stop on Highway 30. Officials say Elliott later shot himself in the head as police searched for him. Officer Russ George suffered a wound to the hand and was struck in the chest by the bullet, but he was wearing a ballistic vest at the time.