The victim was shot after allegedly confronting SWAT team members with a handgun, the sheriff's office said.
A 55-year-old man died Thursday after he was shot by three members of the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team who were serving a search warrant on a Shoreline residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Spokesman Ryan Abbott said the incident in the 19000 block of 16th Avenue Northeast began at about 4:30 a.m., when officers entered the residence with a warrant to search for drugs and guns. The warrant was served by the TAC-30 SWAT Team due to the “high risk nature of the operation,” Abbott said.
“Just after making entry into the home, police were confronted by a male suspect in a bedroom,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “The suspect armed himself with a handgun which he refused to drop when ordered.”
The suspect moved the handgun toward the deputies, who then shot him, the sheriff’s office said.
Most Read Local Stories
- King County Sheriff's Office to pay motorcyclist held at gunpoint $65,000, plus change use-of-force rules WATCH
- What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know
- Permanent daylight saving time passes state Senate 46-2; here’s what’s next
- Police: Kent carjacking victim found dead in pickup
- The fight to fund the schools was supposedly won. So why are they now slashing librarians? | Danny Westneat
One of the deputies has been with the sheriff’s office for 20 years, another for 18 years and the third for six years, he said. Their identities haven’t been released.
As is standard practice, the officers who discharged their weapons have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
Abbott said that one woman has been arrested and another person was taken to the police station for questioning.