Suicidal Woman Fires Gun in Front of Burien, WA Police Station
April 16, 2018
(BURIEN, WA.) – The King County Sheriff's office says a woman fired a shot from a handgun Sunday in front of the Burien Police Station but officers were able to talk to the woman and detain her before anyone was hurt.
In a statement issued Sunday the sheriff’s office said just after 1:00 pm detectives at the SW Precinct aka the police station located at 14905 6th Avenue SW were outside in the back lot when “they heard a shot being fired near the front of the Police Station.”
Detectives and deputies then, “Located a female lying on the ground outside. They moved up to the female to check on her and she got up and walked toward her vehicle parked nearby. Detectives were able to talk to the female and detain her in handcuffs before she got in her car.”
Officers then found a loaded handgun inside the woman’s vehicle and the woman “confirmed” to officers that she had fired the shot they heard and that she “wanted to die.”
The woman was taken into a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. Officers were not able to figure out where the shot went that was fired.
No one was injured in this situation and the sheriff’s office statement noted that, “A great job (was done) by Detectives and Deputies to use CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) to talk the female into a peaceful resolution and get her the help she needed.”