Courtesy of Renton Police Department

Courtesy of Renton Police Department

Naked man shot by officer in Renton

Police say the man raised a gun at the officer, as well as people in businesses. The incident also shut down an exit on I-405.

A naked man that police say had a gun is in serious, but stable condition after being shot by an officer in Renton. The shooting closed both ramps of the Northeast 44th Street ramp on Interstate 405.

The northbound ramp will be shut down for a few more hours while the shooting is investigated, according to Renton Police Department.

According to a Renton police press release, at around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, callers to 911 said a “lewd” man was naked and carrying a gun, near the 4700 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Northeast.

Witnesses reported to police, according to the press release, that the man was breaking windows and pointing the gun at employees in several nearby business.

Officers found the man, who left on foot, heading towards Interstate 405.

The police department state in a press release that the officer “attempted several de-escalation techniques, before ultimately shooting” the man. Since this is an officer-involved shooting, an outside agency, Valley Investigation Team, is investigating.

Witness that weren’t interviewed yet by police are asked to call 425-430-7500 and reference case 19-12709.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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