SPANAWAY, Wash. -- Deputies say an armed carjacker is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning in a Spanaway neighborhood.
According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, dispatch received a 911 call around 5:00 a.m. describing a man who was "ranting and raving" and waving a gun in the neighborhood.
Investigators say the man confronted someone getting ready for work, stole his car at gunpoint and drove off. That's about when deputies arrived, but the suspect didn't stop. He crashed into someone's front yard a few blocks away on 23rd Ave Ct E, and the car caught fire.
Photos of the scene showed an SUV still smoldering.
No deputies were hurt.
Police are still investigating what led up to the carjacking and the shooting.
This is a developing story and will be updated.