Police shoot, kill man who allegedly refused to drop gun
According to the Lakewood Police Department, officers received a call around 9 p.m. that a man wanted for felony theft was spotted in the 14900 block of Washington Avenue SW. Officers responded to the scene but could not immediately find the suspect.
However, police said around 11:15 p.m. they spotted a broken front window of a home and saw the suspect inside. Police allegedly approached the home and gave commands for the man to exit. The man allegedly refused to come out and pulled out a handgun, and police shot and killed him.
The man’s name and identity were not immediately released.
The two officers involved in the incident were put on paid administrative leave. Police are investigating the incident.
This is a developing story, and will be updated as information comes in.