A Seattle police detective and a Washington State Department of Corrections officer shot and injured a man while trying to arrest him on a felony warrant in a Des Moines shopping center parking lot on Wednesday, Seattle police said.

The 28-year-old man, who was wanted for first-degree kidnapping, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition.

The two officers, who are members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, received information that the suspect was in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Seattle police.

Seattle police said the man drew a gun when task-force members attempted to contact him near a gas station. One Seattle police officer and one Washington State Department of Corrections specialist fired, striking the man.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.


Representatives of the Office of Police Accountability, the Office of Inspector General and the Seattle police Force Investigation Team responded to the scene. The Seattle police officer will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with policy while the investigation is ongoing.