Deputy shoots threatening driver near North Bend

Deputy shoots threatening driver near North Bend

Credit: KING

A road is closed following a deputy-involved shooting near North Bend, Wash., Sept. 19, 2013.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:49 AM

NORTH BEND, Wash.  -- The King County sheriff's office says a deputy shot a man who drove a van toward deputies Thursday morning near North Bend.

Det. Jason Stanley says it happened about 2 a.m. when deputies spotted a parked van they had briefly pursued Wednesday because the driver was wanted on arrest warrants and not having a driver's license.

As they approached the van, the man started driving toward them so one deputy fired her pistol.

Stanley says the driver was hit in the head, but the wound is non-life-threatening. He's recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Stanley says the man is a 35-year-old Snoqualmie resident who is known to deputies from previous contacts. Deputies broke off Wednesday's chase after the van headed up a mountain road.

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