Man dies in Kent officer-involved shooting

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KENT, Wash. - Kent police say a man died after an officer-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon. 

The shooting happened in the 400 block of Jason Avenue North just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were serving a search warrant for a previous suspicious death investigation. Police then had an encounter with a suspect, who had a gun.

According to police, officers fired and hit the man.

Neighbors heard four-five shots. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is in critical condition.

Kent police confirmed on Thursday that then man died.

Officers were not hurt during the incident, although it is unclear if the man at the door fired his weapon.

It is the second officer involved shooting in King County in as many days.

Tuesday in Seattle, a veteran female police officer shot and killed a man while trying to break up a knife fight near the notorious homeless encampment known as the jungle.

Wednesday, Kent police offered few details about what specifically happened that made the officers fear for their lives. All a spokesman would say is that they were serving a warrant related to a suspicious death two months ago. However, neighbors said that is around the time when Amy Derheim died suddenly. She used to live in the house.

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