BELLEVUE -- A 36-year-old Bellevue police lieutenant fired one shot while responding to a domestic disturbance Friday night, but no one was hit. The bullet struck a nearby parked car, police said.
The incident occurred in the 1200 block of 151st Place Southeast shortly after 6:20 p.m, when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, spokesman Seth Tyler said.
The suspect, who reportedly had been fighting with his wife, was yelling at the officers in the street, neighbors said.
There was a brief foot chase of the suspect by the police when the officer, a 12-year veteran with the Bellevue Police Department, fired his weapon.
Police said they later found on the street a pellet gun with the barrel drilled out to resemble a real gun. It was found in the area where the foot chase took place, police said.
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave, which is usual procedure, pending a shooting investigation. King County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
The suspect in the domestic disturbance was taken into custody, Tyler said.