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October 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Man shot after confronting Lakewood police officer with gun

A man was shot after he confronted a police officer with a gun in Lakewood, Pierce County, Wednesday evening, police said.

Police received a report of a suicidal man with a gun at the Morningtree Park Apartments around 7:20 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department. Officers responded but didn’t immediately find the man.

About 15 minutes later, an officer pulled into the apartment complex to wait for other officers and was confronted by the man, who had a handgun. The man was shot at least once and then detained by multiple responding officers.

The man was taken to a hospital, the police department said. His condition is unknown.

The officer involved in the shooting has 13½ years of law-enforcement experience, including 10  years with the Lakewood Police Department.

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