Man shot by Auburn police officer identified
June 17, 2017
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- The King County medical examiner's office has identified the man who was killed Saturday June 10 by an Auburn Police officer as 25-year old Isaiah Obet.
On Friday the ME's office announced that Obet had died from multiple gunshot wounds. Obet was deceased at the scene.
He was fatally shot by the officer after entering a home last Saturday afternoon about 12:25 pm armed with a knife.
An Auburn Police statement issued later that afternoon said the suspect, armed with a knife, "entered two different occupied residences before fleeing and attempting the armed carjacking," of an occupied vehicle.
Police say one of the private homes that the man entered is in the 400 block of 23rd St. Southeast and one is in the 400 block of 22nd St. Southeast.
The police statement says that just before 12:30 pm Auburn Police, "Responded to the 400 block of 23rd street southeast for a report of an armed male suspect entering an occupied residence. The suspect fled the residence on foot as Officers arrived in the area. An Auburn Officer responding to the scene located the suspect in the intersection of 21st and D Street Southeast, at which point the suspect attempted to force his way into an occupied vehicle."
Police said the officer, since identified as officer Jeff Nelson, on the force since 208, "engaged the suspect and fired his service weapon striking the suspect."