Man shot by cops in Bonney Lake at ‘well-known’ drug house

The Pierce County SWAT team shot a suspect this morning when he failed to drop his razor blade.

A Bonney Lake man armed with a razor blade was shot in the leg by the Pierce County SWAT team yesterday, Jan. 30.

The SWAT team was at the home of the man, located on the 11600 block of 206th Avenue Ct. E., to serve a high-risk warrant for his arrest on multiple charges, including theft and possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of controlled substances, a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department press release stated.

According to the agency, the Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force approached the home at around 5:20 a.m. to serve the warrant to the suspect, 34, for auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, title fraud, illegal transfers, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of a firearm.

The SWAT team saw two men on the porch of the home, the suspect holding a razor blade.

Deputies repeatedly ordered the man to drop the blade, but after he failed to, one deputy fired a single shot, hitting the man in the leg just above the knee.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover, and will be arrested after he is discharged; the deputy was placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure following a shooting.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched to this home 127 times since 1997, to reports of “burglaries, domestic violence, heroin overdose, noise complaints, road rage, suicide threats, theft and fraud.” The home was a well known problem house in the Foothills Detachment, “with a history of methamphetamine and heroin activity as well as firearm related issues – including a drive by shooting in October of 2017.”

More in News

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Most Read