Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Thurston County


The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting.

The incident happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Lucky Eagle Casino.

Investigators say deputies responded to a call about a person who appeared to be suicidal. When they arrived, they found a 55-year-old Lakewood man was in his car.

Deputies say he then stepped out with a gun and ignored commands to drop it. When he began to raise it, that's when a deputy opened fire.

The man was airlifted to St. Peters Hospital in Olympia but died from his injuries.

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