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Suspect shot dead by Snohomish Co. deputies near Everett

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EBEY ISLAND, Wash. -- Three Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a shooting Sunday night near Everett that left one suspect dead.

The shooting occurred on Ebey Island near Home Acres Road and US-2, east of Everett. According to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, deputies from the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office confronted a 35-year-old man who had been reported as suicidal by his wife at about 8 p.m. Sunday night. The man had called his wife to say he wanted police to kill him but did not say where he was. He had left the house to go bird hunting earlier that day.

At about 9 p.m., deputies found the man's vehicle near 51st Ave. SE and 20th St. SE. in a gravel parking lot. Officials said the man did not listen to deputies who requested that he come out from behind his vehicle, and when he came out holding what looked like a weapon, deputies fired multiple shots.

The Everett Fire Department declared the man dead at the scene.

Three Snohomish County deputies were involved in the shooting, ranging in experience from 2 to 12 years. They will all be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. None of them were injured.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

20th St. SE and exits from Highway 2 to Home Acres Rd. are now open following the investigation at the scene.

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team is investigating the shooting, and they will provide more information when it becomes available. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office will release the cause of death and the identity of the victim.

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