Man killed in officer-involved shooting at Safeway gas station in Kirkland
KIRKLAND, Wash. - Redmond Police officers shot and killed a man outside a busy Safeway gas station in Kirkland Thursday evening.
The shooting happened just before 5:00 p.m. outside the Kingsgate station near 124th Ave. NE and NE 144th St.
According to police, the officers recognized the man, who they say was considered armed and dangerous.
The officers then confronted the man and ended up firing shots, hitting the man.
"I heard a rapid succession of shots coming from the gas pumps," a witness told KOMO News. "All I heard were shots and it was a pretty serious thing, people were running."
Police attempted to do CPR on the man until medics arrived. Medics and firefighters took over and tried to save the man, but he died at the scene.
"It's a loss for his family and we're sorry for that," said Kirkland Police Lt. Rob Saloum. "I am glad that no officers, nobody filling their tank, nobody walking by was injured."
Investigators don't yet know what led up to the shooting, or if the man was armed.
Detectives from Kirkland Police are now investigating.