Kent police shot and killed a 38-year-old man who they said came to the door with a gun Wednesday while officers were serving a search warrant connected to a suspicious death.
The department has not released specifics about what led up to the shooting or the suspicious death they were investigating.
Two detectives and an officer served the warrant about 3 p.m. in the 400 block of Jason Avenue North and opened fire on an armed man who came to the door, police said.
Police did not say how many shots were fired and how many law enforcement officers shot the man.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he later died.
No officers were hurt. All three were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy after an officer-involved shooting.
Neighbors told KIRO-TV that the man lived in the house, which is where a woman died in August. Details of her death were not immediately available.
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