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32-year-old man shot and killed by King County Sheriff's deputy in Auburn

The suspect was shot after getting into a confrontation with the King County deputy, who was responding to the area for a domestic disturbance.

AUBURN, Wash. — A 32-year-old man was shot and killed by a King County Sheriff’s deputy in Auburn on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Sgt. Ryan Abbott, with the King County Sheriff’s Office, said their deputy responded to a house in the 500 block of 8th Avenue SE around 3 p.m. for a domestic disturbance. 

The deputy was flagged down by a witness nearby who claimed a man was firing a gun in the backyard of a house.

According to Abbott, when the deputy arrived there was a confrontation between them and the suspect that led to the deputy shooting the suspect.

The man died at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

The deputy was not injured. He was placed on administrative leave, which is standard in officer involved shooting investigations, Abbott said.

The Valley Regional Taskforce will lead the investigation into the shooting and Auburn police will assist in the investigation.