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Police Standoff Leads to Arrest

Kent Police capture man after shooting at neighbor’s house.

Post Date:07/14/2017 5:53 p.m.
KENT, Wash. – July 10, 2017 – An afternoon standoff with a barricaded suspect ended with suspect being taken into custody. Kent Police took a 28 year old male suspect into custody after he had shot at his neighbor’s residence.

Kent Officers responded to the 22800 block of 134th Ave SE, in regards to reports of a male who had just shot at his neighbor’s house and then returned to his own residence. When Officers arrived, they recognized the residence and the subject as a person that they had dealt with due to mental issues. There is also an active mental health committal order filed with the courts, to have the subject detained and committed for a 72 hour mental health evaluation.

When Officers attempted to engage the suspect in negotiations, he came to the window of his house and pointed a rifle at the Officers. Two Kent Officers fired at him and he retreated back into the room out of sight. Continued negotiations were attempted, but were met with no answer.

The Valley SWAT Team responded to the scene. Multiple attempts to make contact with the subject were met again with no response. Entry into the house was attempted and the subject eventually made his way to the front door where he was taken into custody. The subject was immediately treated, by Medics, for injuries and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The two Kent Officers are uninjured and have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard for Officers that have been involved in critical incidents. The Valley Investigation Team was requested to conduct the investigation. Detectives are still on location processing the scene for evidence and residents in the area have been able to return to their homes.

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