Body found in burned Auburn shed believed to be man who threw Molotov cocktail at deputy

AUBURN, Wash. -- A King County sheriff's deputy was hurt Tuesday afternoon after a man threw a Molotov cocktail, Sgt. Cindi West said.

At about 1 p.m., deputies got a call for a welfare check for a man with a history of mental issues, West said. The man appeared agitated, deputies said, but they left. They returned later, however, for a report that the man began throwing rocks at his neighbor's house in the 33100 block of E. Lake Holm, West said.

When they arrived, West said, the man threw the incendiary device at the deputy. West said the Molotov cocktail landed at the feet of one of the deputies, and the flames singed the deputy's hair and burned part of the deputy's face. She said the burns were not severe.

The man then ran into a shed and set the shed on fire, West said. Deputies formed a perimeter around it, while other searched for the suspect.

At about 7:15 p.m., the sheriff's office tweeted that a body found in the burned shed is "believed to be that of suspect who threw Molotov cocktail at deputies."