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July 31, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Off-duty Fife police officer kills man at his Orting home

ORTING (AP) — A Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman says an off-duty Fife police officer fatally shot a man Tuesday night at the officer’s home in the community of Orting.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says a man with known mental issues had made repeated 911 calls earlier in the evening, then somehow ended up at the home of the off-duty officer.

Troyer says the Fife officer told the man to leave, but the man refused. As the officer was calling 911, Troyer says “he heard things hitting the house and it appeared shots were being fired.” The officer then fatally shot the intruder.

The spokesman says he thinks the armed man knew he was at an officer’s house since there was a marked patrol car in the driveway.

Neither the dead man nor the officer was immediately identified.

The case is under investigation.

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