The Snoqualmie/North Bend police officer who fatally shot a 33-year-old man Tuesday night in a North Bend park joined the Eastside police department five months ago after serving as a police officer in Eastern Washington, according to a news release.

Officer James Aguirre was identified as the officer involved in the shooting by the Independent Force Investigation Team – King County, which comprises 13 law enforcement agencies and is responsible for investigating the shooting.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified Cody Rebischke as the man who was fatally shot. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide, which isn’t a legal determination and simply means another person was responsible for his death.

Aguirre joined the Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department in June after previously working as a police officer in Clarkston, Asotin County, from February 2018 to May 2021, says the news release from the team investigating the shooting.

According to investigators, Aguirre does not have a disciplinary record with either police department.

Clarkston, with a population of just over 7,000 people, is located about 100 miles south of Spokane.

Around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, an officer was doing a check of Torguson Park and a fight broke out when the officer asked a man to leave because the park was closed, police said at the time. The 33-year-old was shot after police said he tried to grab the officer’s firearm, according to initial reports. He died at the scene.

Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information provided by the Bellevue Police Department, Officer Aguirre’s surname was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.