L'incidente è avvenuto poco dopo 11 p.m. when a Snoqualmie/North Bend police officer approached a man who was at Torguson Park in North Bend after hours, the King County Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT-KC), which is investigating the officer-involved shooting, ha detto in un comunicato stampa.
When the officer asked the 33-year-old man to leave the park, which was closed, an altercation broke out, hanno detto gli investigatori.
The man fought with the officer, secondo le autorità, knocking the officer to the ground. When he attempted to grab the officer’s weapon, the officer fired one round, killing the man.
Police later said the man was homeless and not from the area, FOX13 Seattle reported.
The officer suffered minor injuries, secondo il comunicato. Authorities have not released the names of the involved officer or the man who died.
No bodycam video is available since Snoqualmie/North Bend police do not have officer-worn body cameras, a Bellevue Police Department official told KOMO-TV.
The IFIT-KC is a multi-agency team made up of investigators from 13 King County police departments, including the Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department. tuttavia, the Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department was not taking part in the investigation since it is involved in the case.
IFIT-KC detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.