Armed man shot, killed by officer in Pierce County

VIDEO: Armed man shot, killed by officer in Pierce County

GRAHAM, Wash. — An armed 39-year-old man was killed by a deputy Sunday night after firing multiple gunshots in Pierce County, officials say.

Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the 24900 block of 150th Avenue near Graham. Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. One report also said the suspect held a knife to someone’s throat.

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Police were told the suspect was armed.

Around 10:30 p.m., police heard gunshots coming from a house nearby on 144th Avenue E. Officers were able to safely get three people out of the house. The armed suspect remained inside.

At 11:35 p.m., the suspect, a 39-year-old man, came out of the house and started firing. A deputy then shot him and the man was declared dead on the scene.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.