Redmond Police say man killed in shooting by officers was felon they were trying to arrest
June 16, 2018
(KIRKLAND, WA.) – On Friday Kirkland, WA Police released more information about the man who was shot and killed by Redmond police at a Kirkland gas station on Thursday just before 5:00 pm.
It is common practice by police agencies to ask an outside agency (in this case the Kirkland Police Dept.) to conduct officer involved investigations in an effort toward impartiality and transparency.
The following information was released Friday afternoon by the Kirkland Police Investigations Unit. The man who was killed was a 35-year old resident of Washington state who frequented the Kirkland and Redmond area.
He was a convicted felon who had served previous time in prison and Redmond Police had been involved “in an ongoing investigation into this subject for his alleged involvement in felony crimes in King County over the previous months and had probable cause for his arrest.”
Redmond Detectives notified Kirkland Police Regional Dispatch (NORCOM) on June 13 that they would be in Kirkland “conducting surveillance.” The police statement said “criminals know no jurisdictional boundaries and it is not uncommon that Redmond Detectives will work investigations which take them into the neighboring cities.”
Redmond Detectives contacted the man who was shot “while he was fueling his vehicle” to affect an arrest as a result of their investigation and that the man had not been compliant with the investigators’ attempts to take him into custody and “shots were fired.”
Details on that confrontation were not released.
At least one firearm, a handgun, was located “in the decedent’s possession” at the time of the shooting. The identification of the deceased man is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
The shooting incident took place at the Kingsgate Safeway Gas Station located at 14444 124th Ave NE in Kirkland. Efforts by Medics and Fire personnel to save the male were not successful, and the suspect died at the scene.