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Oak Harbor police shoot man in arm who was reportedly holding woman down

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OAK HARBOR, Wash. — Officers shot a man who police say was involved in a physical altercation with a woman Tuesday morning in downtown Oak Harbor.

According to Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker, officers were called just before 9 a.m. to the 500 block of SE Bayshore Drive. Callers told dispatchers that a man with a gun was forcibly holding a woman down.

A police spokesperson said shots were fired shortly after officers arrived.

The man was struck in an arm by a bullet and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No one else was injured.

The Skagit County Multiple Agency Response Team has been called in to investigate.

Per standard procedure, the officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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