Authorities identify man killed by police in Forks standoff

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FORKS, Wash. — Authorities have released the identity of a 59-year-old man killed in a standoff with police near Forks.

The Peninsula Daily News reports Edward Lowell Hills was shot and killed Friday in the doorway of his recreational vehicle at a mobile home park five miles north of the city.

A Clallam County sheriff’s sergeant and a Forks police officer involved in the standoff remain on administrative leave as the Washington State Patrol conducts a review of the shooting.

Trooper Russ Winger said he didn’t know if both officers shot or how many shots were fired.

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office chief criminal deputy Brian King said law enforcement had responded to two reports late Friday afternoon from nearby residents about the Hills’ erratic behavior. He said at least one of the officers fired a Taser, after which Hills produced a handgun from inside the RV.

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