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October 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
The Associated Press
KENT — Police say no one was hit when an officer fired his gun at a stolen pickup that knocked him down and hit his car Thursday night in a parking lot in Kent.
Police Chief Ken Thomas says the fleeing truck hit another car and became disabled in trees. The officer was able to hold three suspects at the scene until other officers arrived.
Thomas said the officer suffered bumps and bruises.
Police said the three suspects were treated by Fire Department medics for minor injuries and booked into jail.
September 24, 2013 at 5:52 AM
A man in Maple Valley killed a suspected vehicle prowler during a shootout early this morning.
King County sheriff’s investigators were called to the 21800 block of Southeast 236th Place and found a man in his 20s dead, said Deputy Charlie Akers. The vehicle owner had taken a dog out for a walk and found the stranger inside his truck. Both men drew their guns and started firing, Akers said.
“The suspect and the truck owner produced handguns, we don’t know who … fired first,” Akers said. “In the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was hit. The (suspect’s) girlfriend, who was caught in the middle, escaped without a scratch.”
Deputies found the girlfriend and booked her into the King County Jail in connection with an outstanding warrant for burglary, Akers said. Her role in the vehicle prowl overnight is still under investigation.
Akers declined to identify either the man killed or the girlfriend. He said that deputies know the identity of the man and that he has several addresses in Southeast King County.
The vehicle owner was still being questioned by deputies at mid-morning. It’s unclear whether he lived at the house or whether he was there for a party, Akers said.
“He was taken into custody, as is standard procedure, and interrogated. It’s my belief he will probably be released pending the wrap up of the case,” Akers said.
Kristin Hague, of Maple Valley, identified the gunman as her nephew, Keenan Hague, according to KING-TV.
Hague said that Keenan, a Marine, spotted the alleged thief and his girlfriend and confronted them.
“All I heard were gunshots, then I came outside and the man and woman were trying to drive away but the car wouldn’t go,” Hague said, adding that the male passenger stood up with a weapon.
“Keenan yelled ‘gun’, and he pushed me to the ground to protect me,” Hague told KING-TV. “He did it to protect me. He loves his aunt.”
Hague performed CPR on the suspected thief and put pressure on his bullet wounds, but he did not survive.
August 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Two children were injured in a Skyway home on Saturday morning when their mother accidentally crashed a pickup into the house, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The 48-year-old woman was backing out of her driveway in the 10800 block of Garden Place about 8 a.m. when she struck something, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. John Hall. She then put the pickup into drive and either hit the accelerator or hit the accelerator and the brake at the same time, Hall said. The pickup crashed into the home, injuring her 5- and 10-year-old children, Hall said.
The two kids suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and were taken to Valley General Hospital in Renton for treatment, he said. One may have suffered a broken foot, Hall said. The woman was shaken and sore, but did not appear to have serious injuries, he said. She rode with the children to the hospital, Hall said.
Hall said the woman did not show indications of drug or alcohol use and the crash appeared to be “just an accident.”
May 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM
A Puyallup man died late Thursday evening after crashing into the back of a semi-truck hauling 11,300 gallons of gasoline, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The accident occurred just before 11 p.m. on westbound State Route 512 near 94 Avenue East.
Trooper Guy Gill said investigators believe the pickup driver was going well over the posted speed limit of 60 miles per hour.
“This is a tragedy with a fatality for sure,” Gill said. “But it could have been much worse”
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the crash and no gasoline was spilled.
December 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM
UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | The body of a man found near a pickup in Snohomish County this morning is believed to be a man who shot and wounded his ex-wife in Kent this morning, according to police.
Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said the pickup was found at the Lake Serene Trailhead, just off of Hwy 2 between Gold Bar and Index. Ireton said that deputies found a man next to the truck with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
King County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 15300 block of Southeast 307th Street, near Kent, around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting and a vehicle being driven through a window.
King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said that investigators believe a man shot his ex-wife in the hand before taking off. The couple’s two children, ages 10 and 18, were home at the time. One of the children called for help.
West says the couple have apparently been divorced for some time and it’s unknown what prompted the attack at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
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