Lewis County deputy kills suspect in Napavine
Sunday, June 19, 2011
NAPAVINE, Wash. (AP) -- The Lewis County sheriff's office says the man killed by a deputy Monday morning in Napavine was a Napavine resident who was acting violently with a knife.
Deputy Stacy Brown says the deputy responded with police about 2 a.m. at a home where the man tried to break in.
Brown says there are five stab marks in the door -- three all the way through. And there are six stab marks on a parked pickup -- four through the hood.
The sheriff's office says the deputy saw the suspect and fired when he refused to take his hands out of his pockets and charged. He died at the scene.
Brown says investigators think the man and resident may have known each other.