Bellevue Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

This morning at 12:44 a.m., Bellevue police responded to the area of the Red Lion Hotel located at 11211 Main Street for a report of several gunshots. At the same time, Overlake Hospital staff reported that a man was dropped off at the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police determined that the two incidents were indeed related. Officers located several shell casings in the parking lot of the hotel, and are in the process of sorting out what happened. The man that was shot, a 22 year-old Wenatchee resident, was interviewed by Detectives and is expected to survive. No further information is available at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Bellevue Teen Recognized For Lifesaving Efforts

UPDATE 03/22/2018: Jonathan Tyshler was recognized for his part in saving his grandfather’s life today at an assembly at Odle Middle School. Jonathan was presented with a certificate from the California Highway Patrol by Bellevue Police school resource officer Jeff Borsheim.

Original post: A Bellevue High School student was recognized today for his heroic efforts on the side of a California freeway in 2016. On August 16, 2016, 13 year-old Daniel Tyshler was riding in a vehicle on the I-405 freeway in southern California with his 11 year-old brother Jonathan and their grandparents. Daniel and his brother were on vacation. Suddenly, and without warning, Daniel’s grandfather suffered a cardiac arrest while driving. The car veered across five lanes of traffic, narrowly missed a guardrail, and came to a stop in a grove of trees on the side of the freeway.

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Daniel Tyshler (center) was recognized by the California Highway Patrol for saving the life of his grandfather Boris Govzman (right) after he had a cardiac arrest while driving.

Daniel and his brother quickly went into action. Daniel immediately called 911, and then coached his frantic grandmother on how to turn off the engine and unlock the doors of the vehicle. Then, with the help of a citizen that had stopped, Daniel and Jonathan removed his unconscious grandfather from the vehicle and immediately began administering lifesaving CPR until first responders arrived at the scene. Responders were able to locate a pulse, and Daniel’s grandfather was transported to the hospital and made a full recovery.

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Officer Borsheim presented Daniel Tyshler with the lifesaving award at a school assembly today.

Today at a student assembly at Bellevue High School, Daniel was recognized by the California Highway Patrol with a certificate of recognition for performing lifesaving medical aid. The award was presented by Bellevue Police School Resource Officer Jeff Borsheim. In the award, CHP Captain Shackleford stated: “You are being commended for your swift action, calm demeanor, and poise under pressure while saving a life.” Shackleford continued: “It takes a very special kind of person to act in the face of adversity, congratulations.”

Bellevue Police Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

This morning at 10:48 a.m., Bellevue Police and Fire departments responded to the 1300 block of 120th Avenue NE for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. When officials arrived, they located a street sweeper truck on the east side of 120th Avenue NE, and a deceased person underneath the vehicle. Early information indicates that the sweeper truck, which was being operated by a private contractor and was involved in construction activity at an apartment complex on the east side of the roadway, was backing up in a closed lane of 120th Avenue when the collision occurred. The driver of the sweeper truck is cooperating with the investigation, and no impairment is suspected on the part of the truck driver. The pedestrian is a 44 year-old male and a is a resident of Bellevue. Identification will be made by the King County Medical Examiner once the victim’s next of kin has been notified. (BPD case #18-9944)