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King County Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots And Kills Man

Clackamas County Sheriff Deputies and OSP Troopers involved in Early Morning Officer Involved Shooting June 18

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy has been placed on leave after fatally shooting a man in Washington State.

King County sheriff’s officials say the shooting happened in Auburn around 3 p.m. Saturday.

A person waved down the deputy and reported seeing a man firing a gun in a nearby back yard.

Sheriff’s officials say the deputy spoke with a woman outside the house before the man came out and got into an altercation in which the deputy shot the man.

Sheriff’s officials aren’t identifying the deputy or 32-year-old victim.

The unidentified man’s mother, Fay Showalter, tells KIRO 7 TV the deputy didn’t have to shoot her son.

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