MARYSVILLE — Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Marysville, the second in Snohomish County in less than two weeks.
A man was shot and killed Tuesday night when police responded to a report of a suicidal husband who had a knife.
His wife had called 911 around 8 p.m. saying her spouse was behaving erratically and aggressively, according to investigators. Six Marysville officers responded to the 13100 block of 57th Avenue NE.
Soon after they arrived, shots were fired.
“Initial reports indicate the man attempted to stab his wife after he saw the officers,” according to a news release from the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), which investigates police use of force. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A knife was found.
Three of the six officers were expected to be placed on administrative leave during the investigation, according to SMART. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the dead man and determine the cause and manner of death. Police believed he was in his late 30s.
No one else had serious injuries.
Detectives spent hours at the shooting scene. Police reopened 132nd street between 51st Avenue and 67th Street around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.
The response team, comprised of detectives from various county law enforcement agencies, will forward results of the investigation to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Earlier this month, a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy shot to death a Stanwood man, 43, in another domestic violence incident. The man’s girlfriend had reported he assaulted her, and that he had a knife.
Three deputies responded to that call around 2:45 a.m. Sept. 9 at a home on Port Susan Place. One deputy opened fire.
A hand saw was discovered near the body, according to SMART. The deputy was placed on adminstrative leave, the standard procedure in police shootings.
SMART has been asked to investigate five cases so far this year, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said Wednesday.
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