Kent police shoot and kill suspect outside hookah bar

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KENT, Wash. - Kent police shot and killed a man outside a hookah bar just after midnight Wednesday.

Kent police were called to the hookah bar in the Benson Plaza strip mall in the 23600 block of 104th Avenue Southeast after a woman called to report that a man was violating a protection order.

When police arrived, the man ran from the scene, managed to get into a vehicle and dragged one of the officers as he tried to escape.

At that point, two officers opened fire, killing the man.

No officers were hurt.

Police said the 20-year-old man had violated the protection order twice within 24 hours.

Police say the vehicle the suspect was in had been stolen.


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