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Man Shot After Approaching Officer with Two Handguns

The AP via YellowBrix

January 21, 2010

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, WA – Police say the man killed by a Sedro-Woolley police officer after a chase had two guns on him – a .45-caliber handgun in hand and another gun in a holster on his body.

The Skagit County coroner has identified the dead man as 57-year-old Donald Michael Humphries. Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Will Reichardt says Humphries lived in Sedro-Woolley.

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The officer who opened fire was identified Wednesday as 32-year-old Adam Musgrove. He is on paid administrative leave while the sheriff’s office investigates the shooting. The Skagit Valley Herald says he recently returned from a nine-month tour of duty with the Navy in the Middle East.

The encounter began Tuesday afternoon when Musgrove tried to pull over the man for erratic driving.

Police Chief Doug Wood says the 57-year-old man got out of his car after a chase and approached the officer. Wood says the officer ordered the man to stop, but he pulled a handgun, forcing the officer to fire.


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    whmustangs

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    Good Job Officer, No telling what the mindset of this was at the time of your stop.

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    Daysend

    over 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Thank you for your service. I hear it can be hard on you when someone pulls a "sucidie by cop" on you. But you did the right thing. If you haddent have stopped him, he could have hurt you or someone else. Good job!

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    lwilliams2504

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Good Job!

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    XNickGX

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    sounds like a good shoot. unfortunate situation though.

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    Good job officer, Glad your ok.
    Thank you for your service

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    mva1053

    over 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    it sounds to me like a good shoot. good call adam thanks for your service in the military.

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    danyjjb

    over 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    Fisherda said it right good job

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Good job, stay safe out there officers!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    GREAT JOB STAY SAFE OUT THERE

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51094 Comments

    Thumbs up to the officer ding his job and not getting hurt. Thumbs down for putting the officers name in the article.

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    sbudno

    over 4 years ago

    202 Comments

    Enjoy your time off.

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    luke3302

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    Sounds open and shut to me. Good job Officer.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Bad choice, predictable outcome. I am glad the officer is OK.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43816 Comments

    Good job Officer Musgrove! I'm glad you didn't get hurt.

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    NECU2

    over 4 years ago

    350 Comments

    Sounds like a justified shooting for sure, feel bad for the officer to have to go through this after just recently back fom overseas. Good job Musgrove!

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