KENT, Wash. — Kent police released body camera video from a fatal officer-involved shooting in early November.
Officers said they were called at 8:08 p.m. to the 13000 block of Southeast 204th Place for a report of domestic violence.
When police arrived, they found a man, later identified as 60-year-old Darren Butrick, armed with a rifle inside a home.
After officers got Butrick’s wife and others who lived at the home out safely, there was a brief standoff, police said.
Authorities said while they were waiting on SWAT officers to arrive, Butrick came out of the house and fired multiple rounds at police. The officers then returned fire, striking and killing the man. He was found inside the front door.
Investigators said that in their initial investigation, Butrick had fired off seven shots from a rifle while standing outside the front door where he lived. Officers fired 22 shots.
Investigators said all the shots that were fired happened in less than 7 seconds.
There were three officers involved in the shooting, including an officer with 10 years of experience; another with six years; and an officer who has been with the department since 2019. All three were put on administrative leave as it is a standard procedure.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Watch police bodycam video below that reveals how the shooting unfolded.
WARNING: The video is graphic and contains sensitive material; viewer discretion is advised.
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