The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a man overnight on a forest road near Greenwater.
A man who called 911 told deputies that the other man, who was with him in a car, had pulled a knife, said the sheriff’s office. The man who reported the death said he shot the man in self-defense.
The two King County men, both with criminal histories, had been partying together earlier Tuesday night.
The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m.
The shooter is being detained for questioning, the sheriff’s office said.