• Off-duty police officer attacked by group of people in Des Moines

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    DES MOINES, Wash. - An off-duty police officer was attacked by a group of men, and was threatened with a gun, Saturday evening near Redondo Beach in Des Moines, Washington.

    Police say the off-duty officer, who did not identify himself as such during the altercation, was trying to retrieve his boat from the boat launch with his wife when he asked a group of people to move their vehicles. 

    An altercation ensued and the off-duty officer was pushed and assaulted by one or more members of the group, according to police. 

    One member of the group left and returned to the scene with a gun, according to police. Police say the man pointed the gun at the off-duty officer, and other members of the group fled. 

    Two independent witnesses got cellphone video of the altercation, and one witness had her cellphone shattered by a member of the group, police said. 

    Police say the group was made up of six or seven people, a mix of males and females, in their late teens. It is unknown if alcohol was involved. 

    Redondo Beach is south of Saltwater State Park, and northwest of Nautilus Elementary School. 


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