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South Hill: Man killed by deputies is identified

The man Pierce County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Saturday on South Hill has been identified as Jason D. Burrow.

Burrow was 30 and a Spanaway resident.

Two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, standard procedure when deputies fire their weapons. The deputies have been identified as Tristin Marrs, 24, who has been with the sheriff’s office for two years, and Brian Heimann, 38, who has been on for two and a half years.

The department said Burrow was speeding and running vehicles off the road when a deputy spotted him about 3:20 p.m. Burrow’s car clipped other cars at 160th Street East and Canyon Road before heading east on 160th, the department said.

Deputies chased Burrow onto Meridian and caught up with him at 163rd and Meridian. Burrow lost control of his car and it left the road. He then allegedly turned and hit a patrol car on its passenger side.

Two deputies got out of their vehicles and drew their weapons. When Burrow drove at them at high speed, they fired multiple shots. Burrow died at the scene.

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department are investigating the shooting.

Burrow was charged in January with second-degree assault of a child. A warrant had been issued for his arrest. In court documents, Burrow was accused of grabbing the 12-year-old son of his girlfriend by the throat and choking him in July 2008.

Stacey Mulick, The News Tribune

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