Man dead after officers use stun gun

Deputy Involved Death

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A man is dead after a struggle with officers following a domestic violence call in Snohomish County.

The incident began with two deputies were called to a home in the Echo Lake neighborhood at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday for a domestic disturbance.

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Minutes after they arrived, the deputies requested backup as they contacted a 29-year-old man.

Investigators say while the deputies waited for help to arrive, it is believed that confrontation happened between the suspect and the responding officers while they tried to get him into custody.

Eventually, officers used a stun gun on the suspect. Officers took the man into custody, and at some point, he became unresponsive

“After about 12 minutes they were able to get this 29-year-old male into custody. Not long after he was in custody he was unresponsive. So officers immediately switched over and started life-saving resuscitation efforts to include getting fire and EMS out to the scene. Resuscitation efforts went on for about an hour. But ultimately it was unsuccessful and that 29-year-old passed away at the scene,” said Sgt. Josh McClure with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.

Officers from more than 13 agencies responded.

The SMART team is investigating as is customary when use of force is involved.

The cause and manner of death, as well as the identity of the suspect, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

Four deputies and two Monroe officers could be place on administrative leave.

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