The man, who was in a parked vehicle on a dead end in Randle, was wanted on felony child-rape charges. He pointed a weapon at officers who tried to arrest him.
RANDLE, Wash. (AP) — Deputies in Washington state say they shot and killed a man who pointed a weapon at them.
A deputy and reserve deputy from the Lewis County sheriff’s office were on patrol early Sunday when they found a suspicious vehicle parked at a dead end in Randle.
According to a news release, the deputies found that the man in the vehicle had a felony warrant for child rape and molestation charges.
The deputies told the man to get out of the vehicle and he brandished and pointed a weapon at them.
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Both deputies fired their guns at the man. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey declined to provide details about the man’s weapon.
The deputies will be on administrative leave while the investigation continues.