Deputy shoots Monroe man armed with knife

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MONROE, Wash. (AP) -- A Snohomish County sheriff's deputy shot a man who was armed with a knife Monday night outside a home near Monroe.

A spokesman for the multi-agency team investigating the shooting, Everett police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg, says deputies had responded to a disturbance before 11 p.m. and the man's mother said her 49-year-old son was distraught and violent.

Dalberg says the man emerged from the shadows with the knife and refused orders to stop. Dalberg says he was simultaneously stunned with a Taser and shot multiple times. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was last reported in surgery.

The mother and deputies were not injured.

The officer involved in the shooting, a sergeant with 25 years of experience, is on paid leave for the investigation.