A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot by a Puyallup police officer during a pursuit Thursday night, police said.
Puyallup police were called to the 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest at 10:26 p.m. for a report of domestic violence. The caller said her estranged husband, who had a “history of threatening to kill (her),” forced his way into the residence, according to Tacoma police.
As officers responded to the incident, one officer saw the suspect’s vehicle heading south on Fruitland Avenue, said Tacoma police, who are investigating the officer-involved shooting.
Officers stopped the vehicle, and initially, the suspect yielded to the officers, who noted that he was “wearing body armor and was armed,” police said in a news statement on Friday.
“However, moments after stopping the vehicle and seeing the suspect was armed, the suspect fled” and police pursued him into Tacoma where a Puyallup officer “was involved with the suspect in a shooting,” police said. Officers subsequently initiated a pursuit.
The 45-year-old suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released to police and booked into the Pierce County Jail on investigation of domestic violence, burglary and felony eluding.
No officers were injured.