Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged a man who police shot after he allegedly fired at officers during a standoff in Lakewood.
Devin John Konecny, 28, is charged with unlawful gun possession and four counts of first-degree assault.
A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf at arraignment, and Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail at $1 million.
Charging papers give this account:
Never miss a local story.
Konecny had warrants for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender and escaping from community custody. Officers got reports he was at an apartment in the 12600 block of 47th Avenue Southwest.
Officers arrived, knocked on the door and ordered him to come out. No one answered, and then police got a fake call about a nearby gas station robbery that lured them away.
Investigators believe Konecny made the fake report.
Officers later entered the apartment, but retreated when Konecny shot at them.
Police then tried to negotiate with Konecny, and when they couldn’t convince him to come out, used tear gas. Konecny fired again and officers shot back, wounding him.
After another round of tear gas, Konecny threw his gun out the window, and police took him to a hospital.
He has previous convictions for third-degree child rape, second-degree robbery, unlawful gun possession, drug possession and other crimes.
If convicted on the new charges, he would get his third strike under the state’s three strikes law, which would mean life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Should he make the $1 million bail, he also faces bail on his other case — the charge that he failed to register as a sex offender, for which he has two prior convictions.
He also pleaded not guilty to that charge at arraignment Thursday, and Commissioner Foley set the bail for that at $100,000.