6 King County deputies involved in deadly shooting of evictee in downtown Auburn

Multiple King County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a deadly shooting in downtown Auburn on Friday, and an investigation into the incident is underway.

Six different deputies were involved in the shooting and have been placed on administrative leave, according to the Valley Independent Investigative Team (VIIT).

Around 11 a.m. on Friday, King County deputies and Auburn Police officers responded to a home on Auburn Way S near E Main St. to serve a high-risk civil eviction order.

The VIIT says deputies made contact with the evictee within minutes of arriving at the home. However, shortly after making contact, multiple deputies shot the subject.

It appears the evicted fired multiple rounds at law enforcement, and they returned fire.

No officers were injured.

The VIIT is a multi-agency team made up of investigators from Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Port of Seattle, and Tukwila. They are leading the investigation into this incident.


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