LYNNWOOD — The man who was fatally shot by a Lynnwood police officer Monday morning has been identified as Jeremy R. Dowell of Mountlake Terrace.
Dowell, 36, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
The shooting happened after Lynnwood police were called to Western Carpet Center on Highway 99. The caller reported that a man had become hostile and aggressive, said Aaron Snell, an Everett police officer and spokesman for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.
When police arrived, Dowell reportedly ran outside and began crossing back and forth across the highway. He allegedly had a knife and advanced toward police, Snell said.
A Lynnwood officer fired his gun and struck Dowell. The officer has been placed on administrative duty while the SMART investigates the death.
Anyone who witnessed or heard the shooting is being asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 425-388-3845.