Police: Officer shoots armed man near South Renton Park & Ride

Authorities are investigating a Renton police officer shooting of an armed man Wednesday.

Renton Police were called to reports of an armed man in crisis near Rainier Ave and S Seventh St around 11:30 a.m. Officers found the 24-year-old man at the Metro Park & Ride near the bus shelters. Authorities say the man did not follow officer orders, then appeared to pull a handgun from his pocket. 

Several officers opened fire on the man, then treated him until medical personnel arrived.

The Renton Fire Department and King County Medic One arrived and took the man to Harborview Medical Center for emergency treatment.

The man's condition is not yet known. The involved officers have been put on administrative leave.

Detectives with the Valley Independent Investigations Team (VIIT) are investigating the shooting. Access to the Park & Ride and nearby roads were closed until around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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