November 10, 2019, 5:28 pm update from the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
Two Snohomish County Deputies have been placed on administrative leave.
The deputy that deployed the less lethal pepper ball gun has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2014 and has a total of seven years of law enforcement experience.
The deputy that fired their department issued firearm has been with the Sheriff’s Office since July of 2019 and has a total of four years of law enforcement experience.
Original November 10, 2019, 6:12 am, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release.
Detectives with the Snohomish Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) are investigating a deputy involved shooting of a 44-year-old man that occurred at approximately 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 9th, in unincorporated south Everett.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a suicidal subject at an apartment complex in the 100 block of 124th Street SE, northwest of Mill Creek.
Deputies were advised the man had a knife and had already stabbed himself.
When deputies arrived, they attempted to make contact with the man and he began to advance on them. Initially the man was struck with less lethal rounds. The man continued to advance, and shots were fired.
Deputies immediately rendered aid to the male, and shortly after medics from South Snohomish County Fire transported him to Providence Regional Medial Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will release the identity of the individual and determine cause and manner of death.
The investigation is being conducted by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to, and investigate, police use of force incidents.
When the SMART investigation is complete, results will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review.