33-year-old Lake Stevens man holding knife fatally shot by police
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Law enforcement officers are investigating after a 33-year-old man was fatally shot by police Thursday morning.
Around 10:15 a.m., Lake Stevens Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of 70th Ave SE after a man called 911, Everett Police Department Officer Aaron Snell said. The man allegedly said, “I want to kill cops.”
Before officers could arrive, other 911 calls came in reporting a man walking around the area with blood on his shirt and carrying a flag.
Officers located the 33-year-old Lake Stevens man in the area of 70th Avenue SE and SR 204. He was reportedly carrying a knife, and advanced on police. He allegedly told police to kill him.
Tasers were used on the man, Snell said, but ineffective. As the man continued to advance, a police officer fired a single shot at the man, Snell said.
Units attempted CPR, and the man was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No further details into the shooting were immediately available, Snell said.
An investigation is being led by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team. The team is made up of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies.
Snell said 70th Avenue SE and 19th Place SE from 71st Street SE are currently closed for the investigation.