Man shot by sheriff’s deputies during confrontation in South Kitsap
May 16, 2018
(KITSAP COUNTY, WA.) – An unidentified man in his 70’s was shot and injured during a confrontation with deputies in South Kitsap County Tuesday evening, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's office.
The incident began with a domestic violence call from a residence in the late afternoon, according to a report by KOMO-TV.
Someone in the man’s family had called 911 to say he was armed with a gun, needed mental health help and had left the home in a SUV, according to the report.
The man returned to his home just before 5:00 pm where deputies were waiting. A sheriff's office spokesman said the man showed a weapon in an intimidating manner at that location then took off in the SUV and got about a mile away.
The vehicle pulled to a stop due to flat tires, caused by police spike strips placed in the road, and at that stop there was some sort of confrontation, the details of which were not immediately known.
Shots were fired and the man was injured and was rushed to a Tacoma hospital, according to the TV report.
It was not immediately clear if the man’s wounds were self inflicted or were caused by rounds fired from deputies’ guns or both. The Kitsap County Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the incident.