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Federal Way police shoot suspect in stolen car

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
August 31, 2010 8:50 pm

A Federal Way police officer tonight shot and injured a man who allegedly tried to run down the officer in a stolen truck

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. His age and city of residence were not immediately known.

About 5:10 p.m., someone called police to report seeing his stolen Ford F250 parked at a Wal-Mart. The license plates appeared to have been swapped.

Officers found the white truck in the parking lot but no one was inside so they waited until a man entered the vehicle, said police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock.

After the suspect refused to pull over for police, the officers began following the stolen truck. It took two PIT maneuvers before the truck was disabled at South 360th Street and 22nd Avenue South, Schrock said.

An officer got out of his patrol car and approached the suspect, who appeared to have crashed into a freeway railing.

“At that time, the suspect moved the truck in an aggressive move toward the officer,” Schrock said. “Shots were fired by one officer. He was in a direct threat because this large truck was moving toward him.”

It is unknown where the man was struck or how many times.

The King County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the police shooting.

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