A veteran Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was on paid administrative leave after shooting the man whom she said approached her with a knife, officials said.
Administrative leave is standard when an officer is involved in a shooting.
The man, 49, was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not disclosed. He was in the intensive care unit at the Seattle hospital Tuesday.
The sergeant, a 25-year veteran of the force, had responded to a domestic disturbance in the 14900 block of 210th St. SE late Monday.
Around 10: 40 p.m., deputies were approached by a woman who was the owner of the home, Everett police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg said.
She explained that her adult son was distraught and had been violent inside the home, Dalberg said.
She also told deputies that her son had left the home.
Moments later, the suspect emerged from the shadows of the home armed with a knife, Dalberg said.
Deputies tried to convince the man to comply with their orders but he continued to walk toward them holding the knife.
One deputy used an electronic stun gun and the sergeant fired her service weapon, striking the suspect, Dalberg said.
Dalberg said he did not know the distance deputies were from the man at the time of the shooting.
That is part of the investigation involving the Snohomish Multi-Agency Response Team, which investigates shootings involving law enforcement officers.
“As far as we know, he was just distraught over some domestic issues he was having,” Dalberg said.
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