Man fatally shot by deputy in Oak Harbor identified

UPDATE: Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who was shot and killed by a deputy in Oak Harbor Sunday night.

Skagit Multiple Agency Response Team spokeswoman Heather Axtman said Tuesday that a 33-year-old Island County Sheriff's deputy shot Richard Joseph Jackson after he didn't follow police commands.

She says Jackson was from the east coast and that his family described him as transient.

Axtman says Jackson on Sunday unsuccessfully tried to steal a car from a man before walking to Walmart where he stole ammunition and tried to steal a gun.

Store employees told authorities the man had displayed a knife.

Oak Harbor Police officers and sheriff's deputies found Jackson outside a nearby school.

Jackson died at a hospital.

The deputy's name hasn't been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

Previous Coverage: 

A carjacking suspect was killed Sunday night after a confrontation with police in Oak Harbor.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., a 911 dispatcher received a call about a man trying to carjack someone at Safeway, and they were told the suspect went to the nearby Walmart at 1250 SW Erie St., a police spokeswoman said.

The suspect attempted to steal a gun there and left with ammo on foot. Oak Harbor police and Island County deputies were in the area, and said the suspect failed to respond to commands. Shots were fired and he was killed.

No officers were injured.

The victim of the attempted carjacking said the suspect reached for what was believed to be a weapon. Witnesses inside the Walmart told investigators the suspect had a knife. The investigation is ongoing.

Additional details were not given, and the spokeswoman did not say if the suspect was armed.

This article will be updated when additional details are available.

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