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SHERIFF: Man Killed By Wenatchee Police Fired First

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UPDATE: Chelan County Sheriff Department Press Release: 

Investigators in the Officer involved shooting are still not releasing the names of either the suspect or the Officer's involved. The original Felony warrant on the suspect was out of King County Sheriff's Office and was for Theft of a Firearm. The firearm used by the suspect was a .380 Semi-automatic and was not the firearm associated with the theft. Additional information will be provided as appropriate so as not to hinder the investigation.

It is confirmed that only one Officer returned fire during the shooting. To clarify in the original media release, when stated that "Officers returned fire……" it was simply to advise there was in fact a return of fire from Police. It was unclear at the time whether one or both Officers actually returned fire, but now we know, only one returned fire.

Previous Coverage: 

Chelan County Sheriff Department Press Release: 

On Saturday, October 05, 2013 at about 2:00 P.M., Wenatchee Police Officers responded to a residence in the 800 Block of Kittitas Street to arrest a 24 year old male with a felony warrant. Officers were at the home a short time earlier on a medical assist and had left the residence when they were informed of the warrant.

When Officers contacted the male inside the residence to take him into custody, he fired a gun at the Officers. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The Officers began administering medical assistance on the suspect immediately and requested an ambulance.

Paramedics arrived a short time later, but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful and the suspect died at the scene. Neither of the two Officers were injured during the shooting.

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol are investigating the shooting. The investigation is still in its preliminary stage and there will be more information after the investigation is complete. Names are not being released at this time.

Previous Coverage: 

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The Chelan County coroner says his office is still trying to notify the family of a man who was shot to death Saturday by police officers in Wenatchee.
    
The coroner says no information on the 24-year-old man will be released until after an autopsy Tuesday.
    
Undersheriff John Wisemore says two Wenatchee officers shot the man after he fired at them as they attempted to arrest him on a felony warrant at a residence.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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