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Edmonds police officer shoots, kills domestic violence suspect who advanced on officers with a knife

Officers were investigating a domestic violence call when the shooting occurred.

EDMONDS, Wash. — An Edmonds police officer shot and killed a domestic violence suspect after he advanced on officers with a knife, according to Public Information Officer Courtney O'Keefe with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). 

The shooting occurred at a hotel on Highway 99 just north of 224th Street SW on Friday around noon. 

Officers with the Edmonds Police Department (EPD) were called to the hotel to investigate a domestic violence incident, O'Keefe said. They developed probable cause to arrest the male suspect in his 40s.

During the arrest, the suspect advanced on officers while he was armed with a knife. One officer deployed his taser, but the suspect continued to advance. A second officer fired multiple shots at the suspect, striking him. 

Officers provided medical aid to the suspect at the scene. The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he later died, O'Keefe said. 

SMART detectives have taken over investigating the incident. They are expected to be on scene for several more hours. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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