A 63-year-old Kent man is expected to survive after being shot by Kent police Tuesday night after he reportedly pointed a gun at two officers.
Paramedics took the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. His condition was upgraded Wednesday to serious, Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said. Renton detectives are investigating.
Meanwhile, the two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure when officers use deadly force. Their names have not been released. One is 27 years old, the other 29.
The incident began just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Kent officers were called to the Lakes neighborhood after reports that someone fired a weapon, Kent police reported.
Two officers arrived but didn’t find anything. While investigating, other callers to 911 directed the officers to the Bayview Townhomes in the 23300 block of 61st Avenue South.
They found the 63-year-old man and confronted him, police reported. “The man pointed the weapon at officers, at which time he was shot,” a news release said.
Neither officer was injured.