Littlerock man shot by police was retired prison guard

Littlerock man shot by police was retired prison guard

Credit: Drew Mikkelsen / KING

Police exchanged gunfire with a man in Littlerock, Wash., August 15, 2012.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 17 at 7:28 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A man killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers at his home in Littlerock this week has been identified by the Thurston County coroner's office as 70-year-old David W. Mack.

Neighbors told The Olympian he was a retired corrections officer from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center who had been behaving erratically since the recent death of his wife from cancer.

Officers responded to a report of a man with a rifle shooting randomly at cars Wednesday.

Sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said Mack refused to drop his weapon, went home and fired at
officers with a pistol from his back porch. He was shot by an officer and died at the scene..

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