Police in Renton, Washington have shut down a section of I-405 after an officer-involved shooting injured an armed suspect, according to KING 5 news.
Initial reports said that the suspect was naked and armed with a gun. When he allegedly pointed that weapon at responding officers, they opened fire, dropping him to the ground.
KOMO news reported that the scene unfolded just after 8:30 a.m. when police were dispatched to the scene near NE 44th Street and I-405. Multiple reports had claimed that a naked man was armed and had been pointing a gun at customers who were shopping at local businesses.
When the officers arrived at the scene, the man allegedly pointed the firearm at police, who fired their service weapons and neutralized the threat.
The department confirmed the shooting on social media channels.
— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) November 12, 2019
The suspect was hit at least one time by gunfire and was rushed to a local hospital. He remains in serious but stable condition, KOMO reported.
Video taken from the scene of the incident shows a heavy presence by police and other emergency responders.
The exit around the area of the shooting has been closed off and is expected to reopen in a few hours.
A Renton police officer shot a naked man who was pointing a gun at customers inside businesses near 44th and the NB I-405 ramp. He pointed a gun at an officer and was shot. Police say he did not respond to commands. He is in stable, serious condition. pic.twitter.com/8iF2xqkIzH
— Kierra Elfalan (@KierraElfalanTV) November 12, 2019
More details are still coming in about the incident. We will continue to bring you updates as information is made public.
Police are also investigating another officer-involved shooting that left a homicide suspect dead and injured a Colorado police officer.
The Coloradoan reported that around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, Loveland police responded to a home where they were investigating a potential homicide.
A homicide suspect is dead and a police officer injured following an officer-involved shooting in Loveland last night. We'll update this story as we learn more. https://t.co/ZmHlsZamBV
— Coloradoan (@coloradoan) November 12, 2019
Members of the Loveland SWAT team “encountered an adult female suspect in the homicide investigation” after making entry to a residence in the 3300 block of Cuchara Court, according to a news release put out by the department on Monday night.
Officials say that during the encounter, gunfire was exchanged, leaving the female suspect dead and an officer injured.
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The officer was reportedly evaluated and treated by paramedics at the scene, and did not require further medical attention.
Reports said that the Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, or CIRT for short, will be handling the investigation as it continues.
— GreeleyTribune (@GreeleyTribune) November 12, 2019
Following the investigation, CIRT will present its findings to the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, who will then decide if the officers involved in the shooting responded using reasonable force.
According to the Coloradoan’s report, the event was the fourth police-involved shooting incident in Larimer County since the year began. The county experienced one OIS in 2018, five in 2017, and three in both 2015 and 2016, according to Coloradoan records.
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