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Kent police officer shoots, wounds man

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm with No Comments »
April 24, 2012 5:36 pm

A Kent police officer shot and injured a 35-year-old Federal Way man during a confrontation today over a stolen car.

The man, who was shot once in each leg, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. He is expected to recover.

Federal Way police are investigating the shooting. The department gave this account:

Police were called about 8:30 a.m. to Arbor Chase Apartments, 1615 W. Smith St., on report that someone was inside a stolen vehicle.

An officer confronted the man as he was trying to leave the area and fired at him. The man crashed the car into the back of an occupied vehicle and continued a mile or so into the north end of Kent.

Police found the man shortly afterward hiding in a warehouse. He reportedly had warrants for his arrest on two felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.

The officer involved in the shooting is 43 years old and a 21-year police veteran, said Federal Way police Cmdr. Stan McCall.
He has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.

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