A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.

A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.

Snoqualmie Police Officer shoots and kills person in Torguson Park

A Snoqualmie police officer shot and killed a 33-year old man in North Bend late Tuesday night, according to a press release from Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist.

According to an initial report from the Bellevue Police Department, a Snoqualmie officer allegedly approached a group of people in Torguson Park around 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 16. Detectives said an altercation took place and the man allegedly reached for the officer’s weapon. The officer then shot and killed the man.

The officer was unharmed and placed on leave. The shooting will be investigated by the Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT) – King County.

Meeghan Black, a Bellevue Police and IFIT spokesperson, said since the initial report, the department has heard conflicting stories about the incident. Officials are investigating if the man who was shot was associated with other people in the park.

“We don’t know if it was just the subject in the park, or if there were other people in the park, not associated with the subject, or whether they were. Investigators are now interviewing everyone to try and figure out what happened,” Black said. “What’s typical in chaotic situation is you’ll have people reporting what they saw. As we move forward in the investigation we’ll get a clearer picture.”

The park is now safe and the scene has been secured. Investigators are expected to remain on scene until the afternoon. This is the first officer involved shooting in the history of the Snoqualmie Police.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include information from a Bellevue Police spokesperson and the City of North Bend.

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