• Deputy shoots, kills man armed with rifle in Burien

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    BURIEN, Wash. - A man armed with a rifle was fatally shot by a King County sheriff's deputy in Burien early Wednesday. 

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    The incident began as a domestic dispute in which shots were fired at about 12:30 p.m.

    Deputies arrived and spotted a black pickup matching the description of the suspect's vehicle given by witnesses.  After a five-mile chase, deputies cornered the driver and forced him to stop at 21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street.

    Police said the man then opened the driver's side door and pulled out an AR15-style rifle. One of the deputies then fired at the man, shooting him multiple times. The man died at the scene.

    No one else was hurt.

    The deputy who shot the suspect has been on the force for about two years. He's on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

     

     

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