On Nov. 8, Renton Police reportedly shot and killed a man who was walking on SW 7th Street shooting a gun “at random.”
Police were dispatched at 1:50 pm to the 500 block of SW 7th Street after reports of a man walking on foot with a gun he was using to shoot at buildings.
According to a release from the department, responding officers located the man on the 500 block of Stevens Avenue SW with a gun in his hand.
Officers claim to have given the man numerous commands to stop walking towards them and to put the weapon down. A statement in the release says “officers were then given no choice but to shoot the subject in order to stop the impending threat to themselves and others.’
The man was declared deceased at the scene.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation of the incident by the Valley Investigations Team, a standard practice following officer-involved shootings.