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June 20, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Man killed by Port Orchard police identified

A man who was fatally shot by Port Orchard police on Thursday night has been identified by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as Thomas D. Rogers, 36.

Rogers, whose last known address was in Bremerton, was shot after apparently getting into a fight with two officers at South Park Plaza shopping center, 1750 Village Lane S.E., around 8:15 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the shooting. One officer suffered cuts from a knife that Rogers was armed with; the other officer suffered an ankle injury, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ken Dickinson said the officers suffered minor injuries. Neither officer has been identified.

Dickinson said Port Orchard police had information on where to find Rogers, who was wanted on warrants out of Tulsa, Okla., charging five counts of child molestation, and on local warrants charging failure to appear in court on a charge of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, and probation violation.

The officers used a Taser on Rogers, but it apparently had no effect on him, the Sheriff’s Office said. It appears both officers opened fire. Rogers was pronounced dead in the parking lot.

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