Authorities Release Name Of WSU Police Officer Who Fired Shot While Responding To Report Of A Man With A Knife Inside Dorm

The Washington State University Police Department has released the name of the campus officer who fired a shot while responding to a report of a man with a knife inside a dorm.

Officer Dillon Tiedeman-Mueller fired the round during the incident on Wednesday morning last week.  Officer Tiedeman-Mueller has been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol for an officer involved shooting.  He has served on the WSUPD for two and a half years and previously served as a Latah County Sheriff’s Deputy for three and a half years.

WSU Police responded to a report of a man with a knife inside Global Scholars Hall.  20 year old student John Bazan allegedly called in the report describing himself.  Officers confronted Bazan and he reportedly failed to follow their commands.  That’s when Tiedeman-Mueller fired a shot which missed Bazan.  He was arrested on several charges including felony assault of an officer.

The Palouse Area Law Enforcement Critical Incident Investigative Response Team is investigating the incident.