August 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Deputy shoots man in hand during standoff in Snohomish County
A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy shot a man in the hand this morning following a brief standoff near Lake Goodwin.
Deputies responded to the 4500 block of Lakewood Road just before 4 a.m. after receiving reports of an armed, suicidal man, said Aaron Snell, speaking on behalf of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team. Snell said the man did not obey deputies’ commands and had access to weapons.
After a short standoff, a deputy shot the 36-year-old man in the hand around 5:30 a.m., although it wasn’t immediately clear what made the deputy open fire. It’s also unknown whether the man was armed when he was shot.
The man was initially taken to an Everett hospital and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The deputy who shot the man has been with the sheriff’s office for seven years. He will be placed on administrative leave per standard procedure pending an investigation, Snell said.
Additional details will be released once the response team investigates the shooting.
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