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Investigators Determine Police Shooting Justified

The Seattle Times via YellowBrix

December 21, 2009

The two Des Moines police officers who shot and killed an armed 40 year-old man on Saturday appear to have used justifiable force, according to the Federal Way Police Department, which is investigating the shooting.

“All indications are that the officers acted appropriately and according to their training and state law,” said Federal Way Police Commander Stan McCall.

Officer Involved Shootings

The two officers, whose names have not been released, shot a 40-year-old man after responding to a 911 call for domestic violence at around 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. The man was sought by police for allegedly pointing a handgun at his ex-girlfriend, a 47-year-old woman who had a no-contact order against the man, according to McCall.

The man ran from the woman’s apartment but was seen by Des Moines police in a parking lot near South 272 Street and Pacific Highway South. The officers fired when the man showed a handgun after being confronted, McCall said.

The Federal Way Police Department, which was investigating at the request of Des Moines police, found that several shots were fired, but investigators are unsure if the shooting victim fired his gun.

The shooting victim — who had a criminal history, according to McCall — is expected to be identified today. The officers will be identified after the shooting investigation is finished.


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    granny1

    over 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    for the first time in years, im speechless.wtf

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    Scurge

    over 4 years ago

    1232 Comments

    'Shooting victim' ? 'Shooting victim' ? The person is what most people would call a suspect. Stop calling the friggin violent criminal suspects victims. They are by no stretch of the imagination a victim.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    ColoradoInvestigator just hit the nail right on the head with his comment.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Don't ya just love, "but investigators are unsure if the shooting victim fired his gun." Perhaps we've done a very poor job educating the public that we don't have to wait to hear or see the perp's weapon go "bang" or that we can't shoot the gun (or knife) out of the bad dude's hand. Regardless, good job by the officers and I pray God their community and admin stands behind/supports them

    Det. M.C. Williams
    Chaplain, www.TheCenturionLawEnforcementMinistry.org

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43610 Comments

    Great job, great news. GMEN48 right on!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    GMEN48,
    You are so right... It will stay with these guys for life...

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Great job by the officers.

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    Collegecop_WA

    over 4 years ago

    2380 Comments

    Good shoot all the way around, great job DMPD, keep up the good work!

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    GMEN48

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO FAST WITH IN SECONDS. YOU DID WHAT YOU HAD TO DO GIVEN THE SITUATION. OFFICERS DON'T WAKE LOOKING TO KILL OR SHOOT ANY HUMAN BEING. A POLICE OFFICER JOB IS HARD WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL FOR US ,THE PUBLIC, THE CITY WE LIVE IN , AND OUR FAMILY, GOD HELP ALL OF US

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Sometimes the good guys win... You know...?
    Good work guys. Textbook to me.

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    marqmd

    over 4 years ago

    548 Comments

    Well done by these two Officers..... they did right and there is one less POS for taxpayers to have to worry about!

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    mhare

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Your most important job on a daily basis... Officer safety.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51026 Comments

    Great news.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    good guys went home, bad guy dead, end of story!

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    You point a gun at officers, expect to be shot. Clear them and put them back on the streets.

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