Officers were called to the area to investigate a report of malicious mischief, Cmdr. Steve Stocker said.
An Auburn man in his 60s died Friday night in an officer-involved shooting in Auburn, police said.
Officers were called to the 800 block of Pike Street Northeast about 8:45 p.m. to investigate a report of malicious mischief, Auburn police Cmdr. Steve Stocker said. While investigating, one officer opened fire, striking the man, he said.
The man, who police said was at least 60 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, Stocker said.
No details about what occurred before the shooting were released, but police Commander Mike Hirman said, “The officer was confronted with a real threat.”
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Hirman said the man was not carrying a firearm, but “did have some objects that could be used as a weapon.” He declined to name those objects, saying the officer had not been interviewed about the incident, and would not be until Monday.
The man’s name will be released after his family is notified, he said.
Regional investigators who specialize in reviewing officer-involved shootings will investigate, police said.
The officer who fired the weapon is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, Hirman said.