BRINNON — A 49-year-old man was declared dead at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he was shot by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies near the Brinnon Community Center on Friday, the State Patrol said Saturday.
The name of the man is being withheld until the next of kin are notified, the State Patrol said in an email.
His hometown is unknown, but registration lists it as Bremerton.
Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on administrative leave while an investigation into the officer-involved shooting is carried out by an Independent Investigation Team (IIT) led by the State Patrol.
The man was shot at about 2:44 p.m. Friday at U.S. Highway 101 and Dosewallips Road.
Earlier, the State Patrol had reported that the man was fleeing a pursuit.
After he was shot, he was given first aid and airlifted to the Seattle hospital, where he later died, the State Patrol said.
The circumstances leading to the shooting are under investigation, and no further details were available Saturday, the State Patrol said.
“As required by statute, the IIT will provide weekly updates of the investigation,” according to the State Patrol.
The State Patrol is the primary investigating agency. It has requested the assistance of the Region III IIT agencies, including the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.