Authorities said the man raised a rifle at deputies before he was shot. Officers were responding to a domestic-violence call.
A 39-year-old Enumclaw man is expected to survive after he was shot by a King County sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic violence call early Tuesday morning.
Deputies were responding to a report of a man assaulting his girlfriend at a home in the 29500 block of Southeast 472nd Street in Enumclaw at 3:48 a.m., according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.
The woman had called 911, reporting her boyfriend had struck her and her 13-year-old son and locked himself in a room that contained guns, West said in a news release.
Once deputies arrived, they asked the 911 dispatcher to tell the woman to leave the house with her children, West said. The woman and two children left the house and deputies requested an aid car to treat her injuries.
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While deputies were outside, the man turned off the interior house lights in an area that was dark and did not have streetlights, according to the release.
A few minutes later, the deputies heard a noise, West said. Using night vision goggles, one of the deputies was able to see a man creeping down the driveway in the dark with a rifle, she said.
The two deputies tried to get the suspect to drop his rifle, but he would not comply, she said, and instead raised the rifle at the deputies.
One of the deputies, an 18-year veteran of the force, fired at least once and struck the suspect, she said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is expected to survive.
The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting.