Port Angeles: Details about fatal confrontation emerge

One week after a confrontation that left a Port Angeles woman dead, details about the shooting are emerging from authorities in Kitsap County.

Rosa Hammer, 27, was killed during an exchange of gunfire with State Patrol trooper Ron Kessler following a traffic stop Aug. 9 on state Route 16 in Gorst, south of Bremerton.

Kessler was wounded in the hand.

A report filed in Kitsap County Superior Court by State Patrol Detective Matt McMillen. provides the first detailed account from the patrol about what happened.

Authorities say about a pound of marijuana, close to $1,000 in cash and six hollow-point bullets were found later in the pickup.

Details of the incident appear in the Friday/Saturday Peninsula News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Click onto “Subscribe” to order your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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