Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday


An officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, June 22.

The incident happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, when a subject was shot in the shoulder by a Normandy Park Police officer during a traffic stop of a “suspicious vehicle” in the 21600 block of 6th Ave South (map below).

Reports are that the suspect showed a handgun, and the Normandy Park police officer fired his duty weapon striking the suspect.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital.

Police say that the suspect is a 35-year old male who has been released from the hospital and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of Felony assault and felony harassment.

No officers were injured.

Three Des Moines Polices officers assisted, and DMPD Police Chief Ken Thomas added:

“As Officers approached the suspect vehicle, the suspect produced a handgun, and the Normandy Park police officer fired his duty weapon striking the suspect.

First aid was immediately administered and the suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

All police officers are safe.

The scene has been turned over to the King County Sheriff’s Office for an independent investigation.

I am very pleased with the professionalism displayed by all officers involved in risking their own safety to keep our communities safe.”


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