A Kent police officer shot a 33-year-old man twice during a confrontation around 3 p.m. Thursday, the Kent Police Department said.
A Kent police officer shot a man while officers tried to arrest him Thursday, according to police.
The officer shot the 33-year-old man twice during a confrontation around 3 p.m., the Kent Police Department said in a news release. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was in serious condition Thursday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
According to police, officers contacted the man, who had outstanding felony warrants, while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 14900 block of Kent Kangley Road. The department said the man “resisted arrest and attempted to flee by using his vehicle to ram police vehicles” before the officer shot him.
The department has not yet released the name of the officer, who was not injured. The officer has worked at the department for 18 years and has been placed on administrative leave, the release said.
Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla has requested a third-party investigation by the multi-agency Valley Investigative Team, the department said.