Lake Stevens police fatally shoot man suspected of car theft

Police on Friday shot and killed a man suspected of stealing a car north of Snohomish in Lake Stevens, law enforcement officials said.

Officers were called to the Frontier Village shopping center around 11:30 a.m. on a report that a man stole a car from a woman there and fled south on Highway 9, The Daily Herald reported.

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POlice in Lake Stevens, Washington shot and killed a man on Friday who was suspected of stealing a car. Officers got into a confrontation with the man before the incident occurred.

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Officers pursued the vehicle, which the man at some point exited and he started running, according to Nathan Fabia, a Mukilteo police officer who serves as spokesperson for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a law enforcement group that leads investigations into police use of force.

Officers got into a confrontation with the man and then an officer or officers fatally shot him, Fabia said. It’s unclear if the man had a weapon, he said. No officers were hurt. No further details about the confrontation were released.

That portion of Highway 9 was closed Friday afternoon and an investigation was ongoing.