1 injured in officer-involved shooting at Renton transit center

RENTON, Wash. — Authorities are investigating after a man was injured in an officer-involved shooting at a transit center in Renton Wednesday morning.

Renton police officers responded to reports of a suspect armed with a gun at the Metro Transit Park & Ride in the 200 block of South Seventh Street around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A tweet from the Renton Police Department said the armed person may have been in crisis.

Ashwin Kumar, a King County Metro Bus driver tells KIRO 7 he saw the man at the bus stop with a black gun in his hand before police arrived.

“Inside, I was panicked,” said Kumar.

According to Kumar, there was a woman passenger also at the bus stop and they looked terrified. Instead of hitting the gas and getting out of there, Kumar stayed to make sure she could escape.

“I opened the door and told her to get in quickly,” said Kumar. “I’m lucky today, anything could have happened. I risked my life there.”

Police said multiple shots were fired and the suspect was shot.

He was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The officers involved in this incident were placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Valley Independent Investigations Team.

People were asked to avoid the area during the incident.