Seattle cop shoots man while serving search warrant


PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle police officer shot a man in Puyallup while serving a search warrant amid a probe into organized crime and drug trafficking, officials said.
FBI spokesperson Steve Berndt says the man was shot at morning and was expected to survive, The Seattle Times reported.
The full circumstances of the shooting were not immediately released, but Berndt said no gunfight occurred.
The Seattle Police Department said in a news release that when police entered a home to serve the search warrant, the man came down the stairs and an officer fired at him, hitting him in the lower body. Police said they “recovered two guns near the suspect.”
The man was taken to a hospital for treatment. His name and the officer’s name haven’t been released.
Representatives from Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability, Office of Inspector General and the the city’s police Force Investigation Team responded to the scene, police said. The officer will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy after an officer shoots someone.


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