Aaron K. Eckley was allegedly walking the streets of Edmonds with a .22 rifle Saturday morning. A concerned citizen called the police, and when officers arrived they say the Edmonds man was "verbally defiant" and refused to drop his gun, according to to police.
At one point, police say Eckley leveled the rifle at officers. The officers opened fire, hitting him at least once, according to police.
Neighbor Roger Hertrich was home with his window open when the action unfolded.
"I heard this one really loud shot. It was obviously a large caliber rifle or a shotgun. There was a pause, then a rapid fire of about five (shots)," he said.
It's unclear how severely Eckley was wounded, but he was well enough on Wednesday to leave the hospital and head to jail
Police say Eckely has a history of mental illness.