Edmonds police shoot man walking streets armed with rifle

Edmonds police shoot man walking streets armed with rifle

Edmonds police shoot man walking streets armed with rifle

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by KING 5 NEWS

KREM.com

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

EDMONDS, Wash. - Edmonds Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area of Puget Drive and Olympic View Drive.

Edmonds Chief of Police Al Compaan says at around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, police received multiple 911 calls about a man walking the streets with a rifle.

Two Edmonds police officers approached the man and ordered him to put down his rifle. When the man did not comply with the officers orders, the officers shot the man.

Police are still investigating what happened after officers ordered the man to drop his weapon, but witnesses say they heard what sounded like rifle shots before the officers shot the man.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and there was no immediate word on his condition. Nobody else was injured in the shooting.

Drivers departing Edmonds on the Edmonds to Kingston ferry experienced longer than usual wait times because of the heavy traffic created by detours in the area.

 

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