20-year-old male suspect died at the scene

This morning at 12:04 AM, Kent Officers were dispatched to a Domestic Violence No Contact Order violation that was occurring at a business in the area of 23600 and 104th Ave. SE on Kent’s East Hill.

Officers arrived and attempted to make contact with the 20-year-old suspect, who had violated the domestic violence court order three times over the last couple of days, two violations occurring within the last 24 hours. The suspect took efforts to flee from officers as they attempted to apprehend him. A Kent Police K9 officer and his K9 were on location, and the K9 was deployed to assist with the apprehension.

The suspect was able to make it to the vehicle he was driving, which was a reported stolen vehicle, and get it started. As officers tried again to take the suspect into custody, he started to drive off, dragging the K9 officer and his K9.

Two Kent officers fired at the suspect. The 20-year-old male suspect, from Seattle, was struck multiple times. The suspect was declared deceased following immediate life-saving efforts from officers and medical personnel. The K9 Officer and his K9 both sustained minor injuries.

It was later discovered that the suspect had an active felony warrant for his arrest as well as other misdemeanor warrants, including one for domestic violence.

While the scene was being secured, two males broke through the crime scene tape, disregarding warnings by officers, and one male had to be tackled, taken into custody, and booked into the Kent jail.  The other male left the area.

The Valley Investigative Team arrived to handle the investigation. Further media inquiries can be directed to the Renton Police Department who is the lead agency. The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard policy with officers involved in critical incidents.

Dana Neuts

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