Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Man shot by Edmonds officers released from Harborview

A man who was shot over the weekend by Edmonds police officers after he allegedly leveled a .22-caliber rifle them has been released from Harborview Medical Center and booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of assault in the second degree.

The 27-year-old was identified as Aaron K. Eckley in a news release from Aaron Snell of the Everett Police Department, on behalf of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, which investigates officer-involved shootings in the county.

Police said Eckley has a history of mental illness. He made no threats to the citizens who called 911 to report he was walking down an Edmonds street Saturday morning with the rifle. He refused to put down the gun after police gave several verbal commands for him to do so, police said, and officers fired when he allegedly aimed it at them.

The two officers are a sergeant and a corporal with 15 years’ and 14 years’ experience on the Edmonds police force. Both have been placed on administrative leave.

 

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Edmonds police, shooting, snohomish county multiple agency response team

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►