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Woman killed in officer-involved shooting near Auburn

A woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation in Auburn, Oct. 21, 2016. (KOMO Photo)

AUBURN, Wash. - An Auburn woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation Friday night, according to the King County Sheriff's office.

Deputies responded to a home just after 6:30 p.m. near 158th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 382nd Place, after reports of a suicidal woman armed with a gun inside the home with two young children.

"They tried repeatedly to get somebody to come to the door, nobody did," said King County Sheriff'd Sgt. Cindi West. "But, they could see the two kids running around inside then house."

The deputies then entered the home to do a welfare check on the 23-year-old woman.

"The found her in the house and she was armed with a handgun," said Sgt. West.

The two deputies ended up firing multiple shots, hitting the women. Medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The two children were not hurt.

Detectives are still trying to find out what led up to the shooting.

The two deputies, an 8-year veteran assigned to the Muckleshoot Reservation and a 3-year King County deputy, have been placed on paid administrative leave, while detectives investigate.

The woman's identity has not yet been released.



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