James Sapp attempts suicide in his jail cell

James Sapp facing attempted murder charges in connection with June shooting of Vancouver officer

James Sapp, the alleged shooter of a Vancouver police officer, in court, July 8, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
James Sapp, the alleged shooter of a Vancouver police officer, in court, July 8, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

CLARK COUNTY, Wash. — James Sapp, the man who allegedly shot a Vancouver police officer in June, attempted suicide in his prison cell on Thursday, authorities said.

Clark County Corrections Deputies making a routine cell check around 1:30 p.m. discovered Sapp in the act of an attempted suicide inside his cell at the main jail facility.

Deputies intervened in the suicide attempt and on duty jail medical staff immediately responded to provide emergency medical care until relieved by Vancouver Fire Department and AMR EMS.

Sapp was transported to an area hospital via AMR ambulance.

The circumstances of the attempted suicide are currently under investigation of the Regional Major Crimes Team.

The white supremacist and alleged Vancouver Police shooter James Sapp pleaded not guilty to drug and attempted murder charges Tuesday in Vancouver court.

Sapp was being held on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at VPD officer Dustin Goudschaal seven times on June 30.

He plead not guilty to both a pre-existing drug charge and charges related to the shooting on Tuesday.

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