King County Deputies shoot, wound man in Auburn
February 17, 2012 · Updated 6:22 PM
Sheriff's deputies shot a man they claim told them he had a rifle, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies couldn't find a gun in the room but did discover a rifle in a safe outside the man's room after the Feb. 11 incident outside Auburn.
According to the KCSO, at about 4:50 p.m., Feb. 11, deputies working with the Washington State Department of Corrections served an arrest warrant on a 27-year-old man in a home in the 37600 block of 42nd Avenue South. They arrested the 27-year-old without incident.
While deputies were inside the home, a second man who claimed to be armed confronted them. After the man had failed to comply with numerous demands to follow deputies' directions, he reached for what deputies feared was a weapon and they fired.
The man, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds.
According to the Seattle Times, he was listed in critical condition.