The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 57-year-old man who was killed by a Pierce County deputy on Monday night.
Kenneth Woodham died of gunshot wounds to the chest, the office reported today.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the deadly deputy-involved shooting.
Woodham’s wife called 911 on Monday night to report he’d been drinking and screaming at her and her mother. Two deputies arrived at the family’s home in the 800 block of 111th Street South shortly before 10 p.m.
After seeing the deputies, Woodham reportedly went into the garage. He returned holding a loaded gun, the Sheriff’s Department has reported.
The deputies asked the man to drop the weapon but he refused. When he started to raise the pistol, deputy Seth Huber opened fire.
Woodham was struck. Paramedics took him to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Huber and the other deputy at the scene were put on paid administrative leave after the shooting.