LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The name of the officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop May 1, in Lakewood was released Wednesday.
Officer Mike Wiley, an 18-year veteran, was put on paid administrative leave per the department’s policy.
Police said the officer-involved shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 6400 block of Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest and Whitman Avenue.
An officer shot Said Joquin, 26, who was taken to Tacoma hospital where he died, police said.
Joquin’s family told KIRO 7’s news partner The News Tribune he ran a stop sign and was cooperating with police when he was shot.
Investigators have not released details about the incident, saying only that Wiley opened fire as back-up was arriving.
Back in 2013, Officer Wiley was named in a wrongful death lawsuit in connection to a deadly SWAT standoff in Fife.
That suit ended with a $12.5 million settlement.
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