Sunday, June 8, 2008

Noise complaint leads to police shooting


A Redmond police officer shot and wounded a man armed with a knife early Saturday.

The shooting happened at 12:41 a.m. in the 8200 block of 149th Way Northeast, Redmond police reported.

The officer, 27, was responding to a noise complaint at the residence. He arrived to find that there had been a fight and that at least one of the men involved had a knife. The officer tried to arrest the knife-wielding man, and shot him when that man allegedly threatened him with the weapon.

Redmond police did not report how many times the man was shot, nor where he was hit. He was treated at the scene before being taken to a local hospital. His condition was unavailable.

The man who was shot is a 27-year-old Redmond man.

The officer, who has been with Redmond police for two years, was placed on paid leave while the shooting is reviewed. Redmond police have asked the King County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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