Officer-involved shooting kills knife-carrying carjacker

  • Mon Jun 12th, 2017 10:38am
  • News

An Auburn Police officer shot and killed a man armed with a knife who was attempting a carjacking Saturday afternoon, police said.

Police received calls that a man invaded two occupied homes – one in the 400 block of 23rd Street Southeast, the other in the 400 block of 22nd Street Southeast – before fleeing. An officer responding to the scene spotted the suspect trying to force his way into an occupied vehicle in the intersection of 21st and D Street Southeast. The officer engaged the suspect and fired his service weapon, striking the suspect, police said.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was deceased at the scene. The suspect has not yet been positively identified.

Neither the victims nor the officer was injured.

No residents were injured in the episode.

The involved officer in the shooting is a 7½-year member of the department. The shooting happened around 12:25 p.m.

A Valley Investigations team is working the case.