Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Man shot in Mountlake Terrace standoff


A man was fatally shot early Wednesday in a standoff with police in Mountlake Terrace. Police were investigating whether the man was shot by an officer or whether he took his own life.

The incident began about 1 a.m. when police were called to the home near the intersection of 48th Avenue SW and 236th Street SW for reports of gunfire. An officer who responded heard shots and saw a man with a rifle at the window, KOMO/4 reported.

The man pointed the rifle at the officer, who fired a shot. More police surrounded the home and over the next few hours, other people came out and surrendered. A SWAT team then entered the home after 5 a.m. and found a man dead inside, KOMO/4 reported.

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