Police cars swarmed the Highway 9 truck weigh station near Soper Hill Road last Thursday, Aug. 6 after a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down by a motorist who reported seeing an erratic driver in the area.
The deputy contacted the man in the white truck at the truck scales.
Some type of altercation happened between the deputy and the man and the deputy fired his weapon. The man was treated by fire department personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene, Everett Police Sgt. Robert Goetz, who is part of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, or SMART said.
A handgun, not belonging to the deputy, was located at the scene.
Lake Stevens Police were on the scene along with other agencies in the area.
“We helped contain the scene and one of our detectives is assigned to the SMART Team,” Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori said.
The deputy is 33 years old and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for close to two years. He has previous law enforcement experience. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
The identity of the man in the truck had not been determined when the Journal went to press.