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March 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Inquest ordered into fatal Seattle police shooting

An inquest has been ordered into the fatal shooting of a man by a Seattle police officer in November. Leonid Kalyuzhnyy, 51, was shot and killed by Seattle police Officer Brad Devore about 4 a.m. Nov. 29 after police were called to the Elizabeth James House in the Central District on reports of a gunshot. A woman…

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March 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Camano Island homicide suspect shot by police dies

A homicide suspect who was shot by police in Mukilteo following a pursuit Feb. 16 has died of his wounds, police said. Riley Leif Ottersen died at 9:27 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team (SMART), a team of detectives from various law enforcement agencies who respond to and investigate police use-of-force…

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March 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Grant County deputy cleared of shooting dog

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A federal jury in Spokane has cleared a Grant County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a dog that attacked his own police dog at a Moses Lake park. The owner, Nicholas Criscuolo, had sued the county and Deputy Beau Lamens, claiming that the 2010 killing of his dog deprived him of…

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February 20, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Disturbance suspect shot by Mason County deputies

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened this morning, according to The Olympian. “It started off as a disturbance call,”  Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling tells the newspaper. “We have a suspect shot, but not life-threatening injuries.” None of the deputies involved were injured, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman. No other details were…

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February 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Officer kills man armed with knife in Centralia

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — A police officer has shot and killed a threatening man armed with a knife in Centralia. Police say two officers confronted the man about 2:20 a.m. Thursday because it was suspicious for him to be behind a closed store in the middle of the night. The Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1mcXa8r ) the man refused…

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January 22, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Seattle police identify officers involved in recent shootings

Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey said Wednesday that two officer-involved shootings that occurred about a day apart were the result of suspects drinking and making threats with firearms. The first shooting happened early Sunday morning, when an officer shot and wounded a man after receiving reports of a man threatening to shoot and kill another…

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January 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Man killed by Yakima police held replica handgun

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Police say the man killed by a Yakima officer in a confrontation early Saturday was holding a replica handgun that fired Airsoft pellets. Police say Officer Casey Gilette was on routine patrol about 3 a.m. when he approached a car parked outside a car wash and opened the door. Capt. Rod Light…

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December 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

State Patrol investigating fatal shooting by Wenatchee officer

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — The Washington State Patrol says a Wenatchee police officer who was injured in a fatal confrontation with a drug suspect was treated at a hospital and released. The Wenatchee World reports the officer may have been dragged by the suspect’s SUV while trying to arrest the driver Thursday afternoon in the drive-through lane…

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December 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Seattle police identify officer who fatally shot man

The Seattle police officer who fatally shot a man who fired a rifle at officers on Friday has been identified as Officer Brad Devore. Police media relations staff said that Devore, who works as a patrol officer in the East Precinct, has been with the department for two years. Devore is on paid administrative leave, as is department policy. The…

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