A Seattle Police detective and a Washington State Department of Corrections specialist shot and wounded a man on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 while attempting to arrest him on a felony warrant near a Safeway located at 27035 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines (map below).
Police say that at around 3:30 p.m., members of the US Marshals Taskforce – which includes officers from Seattle Police and other regional jurisdictions – had received information that the suspect, who was wanted for first-degree kidnapping, was located near a gas station near the store.
When taskforce members attempted to contact the man, he drew a gun. One SPD officer and one Washington State DOC specialist fired, striking the man.
Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. No one else was injured in the incident.
Police recovered a handgun at the scene.
SPD Officer-Involved Shooting in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South in Des Moines. Officers were there as part of an investigation. PIO en route to the scene. We will release more information as it becomes available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) October 27, 2021
The 28-year-old male suspect, who police say was wanted for first-degree kidnapping, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition.
Police said that no suspects are outstanding, no officers were injured and there were no other shooting victims.
No Des Moines Police Officers fired shots, Sgt. Scott Oak said.
Representatives of the Office of Police Accountability, the Office of Inspector General and the SPD Force Investigation Team responded to the scene. The SPD officer will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with SPD policy while the investigation is ongoing.
Wanted suspect shot outside Des Moines Safeway by Seattle police officer. https://t.co/ExGjzp36f3 pic.twitter.com/9NiRFSifn3
— KOMO News (@komonews) October 27, 2021
The Safeway is located at 27035 Pacific Highway South: