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Pierce County sheriff's deputy shoots, kills suspect in Parkland

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. One deputy suffered minor injuries unrelated to the gunfire.

PARKLAND, Wash. — A suspect was shot and killed by a Pierce County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) deputy in the parking lot of a Parkland strip mall Thursday evening.

According to the PCSD, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious man in a vehicle in the parking lot of O'Reilly's Auto Parts on the 14900 block of Pacific Avenue around 5:51 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies made contact with the man in the vehicle and reported shots were fired around 5:56 p.m.

The PCSD said deputies gave aid to the man, and he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The suspect's identity is unknown.

It's unclear what led the deputy to shoot the man or what crime they were suspected of.

One deputy received minor injuries unrelated to the gunfire.

The Pierce County Force Investigation Team will investigate the incident.

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