PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) – Police say an officer responding to a welfare check shot and killed someone believed to have been walking in traffic in a Puyallup roadway.
Puyallup Police said Saturday that officers were sent to North Meridian and Valley Avenue around 10:50 p.m. Friday after reports of a person walking in the road, possibly jumping on a vehicle and trying to get into another vehicle.
Police say an officer arrived, contacted the person believed to be involved and “shortly after” officers told dispatch that shots had been fired by an officer.
Police say an unidentified male died there despite life-saving efforts.
The Pierce County Force Investigation Team is leading a probe into the incident.