Puyallup Police Officer on Welfare Check Call Kills Person

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A police officer responding to a welfare test shot and killed somebody believed to have been strolling in visitors in a Puyallup roadway Friday night time, police mentioned.

Puyallup Police Capt. Ryan Portmann mentioned in an announcement Saturday that officers have been despatched to North Meridian and Valley Avenue round 10:50 p.m. Friday after a number of experiences of an individual strolling within the street, probably leaping on a automobile and making an attempt to get into one other automobile.

An officer arrived, contacted the particular person believed to be concerned and “shortly after” officers instructed dispatch that pictures had been fired by an officer, police mentioned.

Police say the unidentified male died there regardless of life-saving efforts. No additional details about the capturing, together with what occurred instantly beforehand, was launched.

The Pierce County Pressure Investigation Staff is main a probe into the incident and police mentioned the group would launch extra data because it turns into out there.

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