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.”

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