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Police: Homeland Security agent hit by car, shoots suspect in Lakewood narcotics investigation

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
June 6, 2013 6:08 am
KIRO-TV photo
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UPDATE: The Homeland Security agent struck in the leg by a fleeing suspect has been released from the hospital, an agency spokesman said.

The agent has not been identified.

INITIAL POST:A Homeland Security Investigations special agent was hit in the leg by a vehicle and shot the driver who was trying to flee officials during a multi-agency narcotics investigation Wednesday night in Lakewood, according to police.

The Drug Enforcement Agency was leading the narcotics investigation, which involved Lakewood police and other agencies.

A suspect vehicle was stopped about 8 p.m. at 108th Street Southwest and 47th Avenue Southwest.

The driver did not follow commands, hit the agent while trying to flee, and was shot by that agent and taken to the hospital, Lakewood police spokesman Chris Lawler said.

The suspect’s condition was not known.

The agent was also taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, Lawler said.

Lakewood police will investigate the shooting, he said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Lakewood Police Special Operations Unit, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were part of the operation.

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