THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — A man who police say was in violation of a protection order was shot and killed by a Thurston County deputy Tuesday morning.
Deputies said the man was violating the order by being outside a house in the 7800 block of Mountain Aire Drive Southeast, east of Lacey, around 5:30 a.m.
“The caller advised that there was a male subject who was known to them outside of their residence in violation of a protection order," said Lt. Ray Brady with the Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said the man shot was the homeowner’s brother, who was violating a court order by being at her home.
“I was actually stunned. I didn’t know what to think. This has never happened before,” said Bob Froehlich.
“I’m shocked to think that it’s that close and there was a shooting across the street,” said Carolyn Froehlich. “[The homeowner] walks around the block and they bring food over here because she does baking and she does too much, so they bring part of it over to us, but that’s all we know about them.”
The responding deputy, a 6-year veteran, used a stun gun on the man during a confrontation, but it didn’t stop him.
“At the conclusion of that, the male subject obtained a knife and the deputy fired shots at the subject, striking him," said Brady.
The man died. No deputies were hurt.
A multi-jurisdictional team, being led by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating how the shooting unfolded.
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