Police fatally shot man in Tacoma who evaded arrest attempt | News

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police shot and killed a person in Tacoma, Washington, early Friday morning after they fled officers in their car, KOMO News reported.

Around 3:05 a.m. Friday, officers were investigating a person in a parked car who they believed was wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm and illegal discharge of a weapon, Tacoma police said. The shooting occurred after the person fled in their car, police said.

No officers were injured, police said.

KOMO News reported that Sgt. Darren Moss, a spokesperson for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, confirmed to the news outlet that the person who police fired at was killed.

The person killed was a 39-year-old man — the suspect police were looking for and attempting to arrest, Moss wrote in an emailed statement.

A multi-agency team that probes deadly force incidents involving police officers in Pierce County has taken over the investigation, police said. The Pierce County Force Investigation Team includes detectives and forensic investigators from law enforcement agencies throughout the county.

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