Man shot near Lake Stevens reportedly had two handguns

  • Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 11:11am
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Herald staff

LAKE STEVENS — Investigators say a man fatally shot by police Sunday evening apparently was carrying two firearms during a domestic violence confrontation with police.

“Detectives did locate two handguns at the scene. One was near the suspect, the second was on the suspect’s person,” Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said this morning in a prepared statement.

No additional information was released about the man who died.

A domestic dispute call led officers to a home in the 10400 block of 25th Street SE near Lake Stevens shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, said Goetz, who is a spokesman for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team. The special team of detectives investigates police shootings in the county.

The man, who was known to the person who made the 911 call, reportedly was attempting to force his way inside a home. Detectives found evidence supporting the allegation, Goetz said.

Two Lake Stevens police officers were the first on the scene.

They went inside and “an altercation with the suspect occurred,” Goetz said. “The details of that altercation are still being investigated.”

Detectives believe a 23-year-old Lake Stevens police officer shot the suspect. The officer, whose name was not released, has less than three years law enforcement experience, Goetz said.

No details were released about the slain man. Nobody else was injured during the incident, Goetz said.

Detectives today still were determining how the slain man and the people inside the home are connected, he said.