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Armed Suspect Shot

Case #2017-43770

Kirkland, WA – On December 19, 2017 at 4:22 p.m., Kirkland Police Officers responded to multiple 911 calls of a disturbance at the Emerson Apartment complex, located in the 11000 block of NE 124th St.

Kirkland Police Officers arrived a few minutes later and confronted a male armed with an assault rifle. During this confrontation, a Kirkland officer shot the suspect. The officers on scene immediately began giving first aid to the injured suspect but were unable to save his life. The involved officer is understandably shaken, but is not injured. There are no additional suspects at large and the area is once again safe for the residents.
As per established protocol and policy, the Kirkland Police Department requested the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office. King County Major Crimes Unit arrived on scene and has assumed responsibility of this investigation.

Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris wishes to thank the many residents who called the police during this emergency. She appreciates their continued support and cooperation during this investigation.

For more information about this case, please contact Lieutenant Rob Saloum 425-587-3417 or email at    


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11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland WA 98034

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