A man who was shot this morning by a King County sheriff’s deputy has died at Harborview Medical Center, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident started just before 7 a.m. when the deputy responded to 911 calls from a mobile home park in the 4300 block of Preston Fall City Road Northeast. The callers said that a man was yelling that he was going to “blow something up and burn down houses,” according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.
When the deputy arrived at the park he contacted the man, who ignored verbal commands, West said. The deputy tried to use a Taser on the man, but the man took the Taser from the deputy, she said.
West said the man charged the deputy, who fired at least one shot, striking the man.
The wounded man was taken to Harborview, where he later died.
The deputy, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office more than 20 years, will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is routine in deputy-involved shootings, West said.