Domestic violence suspect shot, killed by Lacey Police officer

Lacey  Shooting today – Authorities are investigating a Lacey police officer-involved shooting after an individual believed to be a domestic violence suspect was shot and killed Friday night in Axis Road.

The shooting occurred in the 6600 block of Axis Road SE, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Police were called to the area for a reported domestic violence assault. According to officers, the fight turned physical and the woman ran from the home and called 911 from a neighbor’s home.

When officers arrived, they had probable cause to arrest the male suspect which escalated to a physical altercation, and then the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at officers, according to police.

Officers fired back and shot the suspect, killing him. One officer was hit in their bulletproof vest and got some bruises. Another officer got scratched and had bruises from the fight, but was otherwise unharmed.

More details will be released when they become available. The shooting will be investigated by the Capital Metro Independent Investigations team, which includes officers from other law enforcement departments and agencies from Tumwater, Olympia, and Yelm.

The officer involved will be placed on leave pending an investigation, per company policy.

This is a developing story.


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