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UPDATE | 11/17/21, 4PM
The King County Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT) released an update on its investigation. That press release can be found HERE.
City News Release issued on 11/17 at approximately 8AM:
The King County Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT) is investigating an officer involved shooting overnight that left a 33-year-old male deceased at Torguson Park.
According to IFIT spokesperson Meeghan Black, at approximately 11:15PM, November 16, 2021, a Snoqualmie/North Bend Police officer was involved in an altercation with a man at Torguson Park. The man reportedly reached for the officer’s weapon at which point the officer fired his weapon.
The police officer involved sustained minor injuries during the altercation and is on administrative leave during the investigation. Early Wednesday morning, detectives were on scene at Torguson Park conducting their investigation.
The King County Independent Force Investigation Team was created in response to state legislation that went into effect at the beginning of this year requiring the independent investigation of officer-involved use of deadly force or bodily injury. 13 local law enforcement agencies belong to IFIT, including the Snoqualmie Police/North Bend Department.
IFIT is the lead investigation agency for this officer involved shooting incident. The City of North Bend will monitor information as it becomes available from IFIT throughout the investigation.
This is the first officer involved shooting in the history of the Snoqualmie Police Department.