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February 7, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Police shoot man trying to steal a patrol car in Pacific

A South King County police officer shot and wounded a man after the man tried to steal a patrol car Thursday night. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said a police officer in the city of Pacific tried to stop a man in a stolen pickup at 10:40 p.m., but the man sped away. After a short pursuit, the…

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January 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Man carrying gun in Belltown fight, shot in buttocks by police

Seattle police shot a man in the buttocks after they witnessed him carrying a gun during a confrontation with another man in Belltown Sunday morning. Police officials said the officers were responding to an unusually high volume of disturbance calls in Belltown at the time. Police said the victim, in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life…

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November 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Autopsy: Man suspected of killing Oregon officer killed himself

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — Oregon authorities say an autopsy shows an 88-year-old man who set fire to his house and fatally shot a police officer also killed himself. A statement released Tuesday by Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Wurpes says Lawrence Cambra’s death was a suicide caused by a single gunshot to the chest. Investigators previously…

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July 31, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Man killed at police officer’s home in Orting identified

ORTING (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff’s office is investigating how a threatening man was shot and killed by an off-duty Fife police officer outside the officer’s home in Orting. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune (http://is.gd/QBUC3c ) that the 21-year-old man apparently lived in the same neighborhood as the 35-year-old officer. The Pierce…

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May 8, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Police shoot man during chase in Southcenter mall parking lot

A Tukwila police officer opened fire on a car that struck him, hitting one of the occupants, according to spokesman Mike Murphy. According to a news statement, an officer was on routine patrol at the Westfield Southcenter mall shortly before noon Wednesday when he ran the license plate of a car. The officer lost sight of of the…

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September 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Arena vote … Police kill man … Gas prices edge down

Weather: Sunny for the next several days with a high of 70 or thereabouts today. That’s great for mid-to-late September. That’s what we’ll see for most of the week, and no rain in sight. Cross your fingers. September can often be rather wet. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map…

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August 17, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Man fatally shot by police was retired corrections officer

A man killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers at his home in Littlerock has been identified by the Thurston County coroner’s office as 70-year-old David W. Mack.  Neighbors told The Olympian he was a retired corrections officer from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center who had been behaving erratically since the recent death of his wife…

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June 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Spokane shootings: 1 deputy out of hospital; 1 out of ICU

The Associated Press SPOKANE – One of two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded by a fugitive who faced federal drug trafficking charges has been released from a hospital while the other continues to improve. Deputy Mike Northway was shot four times in the arms and legs. Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin said Monday that the 42-year-old…

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February 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Sheriff's deputy shoots man in Auburn area

There is not points to locate on the map A man shot by a King County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday near Auburn was unarmed, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Katie Larson said Sunday. The deputy and an accompanying corrections officer shot the man after he reached for what they feared was a weapon, according to the sheriff’s office. The man, believed to be about…

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