Man shot to death by police identified as Everett resident

Ryan Hemmingson, 44, reportedly advanced on deputies after being struck with a pepper ball gun.

EVERETT — A man shot to death by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies was identified Tuesday as Ryan Hemmingson, 44.

The Everett man was showing signs of being suicidal and had already stabbed himself around 7:45 p.m. Saturday when deputies were called to an apartment in the 100 block of 124th Street SE, according to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.

A statement by investigators said Hemmingson advanced toward them, even when struck with a pepper ball gun. Hemmingson died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.

The time of death was listed as 8:38 p.m. Saturday.

The involved deputies were placed on administrative leave. Often investigations into deadly use of force take months to complete.

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