A deputy shot and killed a man Thursday evening after police were called to the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot in Parkland, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a 5:47 p.m. call about a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot in the 14900 block of Pacific Avenue South, according to investigators.
When deputies arrived on the scene at 5:51 p.m., they contacted the person in the vehicle, according to the Pierce County Force Investigation Team, which is investigating the shooting.
At 5:56 p.m., deputies radioed that shots had been fired.
Sgt. Darren Moss of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office clarified Friday morning that a deputy had shot the man.
Deputies provided aid to the injured man, the Pierce County Force Investigation Team said in a news release. He was then taken to a hospital and died there.
One deputy had minor injuries unrelated to the gunfire, authorities said.