Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Sunday night at the 10400 block of 25th St. SE near Lake Stevens shortly after 8 p.m.
Both Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies and the Lake Stevens Police responded to the scene. The original call indicated that a male subject known to the 911 caller, was attempting to force his way through the front door of the residence, Sgt. Robert Goetz of the Everett Police Department said in a statement. Detectives have confirmed that there is evidence at the scene that indicates that forced entry was made into the home.
Two Lake Stevens police officers responded to the home. When they made entry an altercation with the suspect occurred. The details of that altercation are still being investigated.
Detectives did locate two handguns at the scene. One was near the suspect the second was on the suspect’s person, Goetz said.
It is believed that a 23-year-old Lake Stevens police officer opened fire on the suspect. The suspect’s name nor the name of the police officer had been released when the Journal went to print. The police officer is a three-year veteran of the police department and has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Investigators from the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, or S.M.A.R.T. are investigating the incident. This special team of detectives investigates police shootings within Snohomish County. There are no reports of any injuries to anyone else at the scene including the officer.