• Man shot, killed by Thurston County deputy outside casino


    ROCHESTER, Wash. - Thurston County deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Rochester.

    The shooting happened at the parking lot of the Lucky Eagle Casino before 8 p.m. 

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    Deputies were initially called to the scene for a welfare check. A family member told them the man was acting erratically and had a pistol.

    Investigators say the man approached a deputy and refused to drop the weapon, so the deputy opened fire.

    The man was airlifted to St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, where he was pronounced dead.

    No deputies were injured.

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