Suspect fatally wounded by police
Ponca City Now - June 21, 2014 8:36 am
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say a man wanted in Oklahoma who was fatally shot by police in Washington state was armed with a knife.
The Kitsap County sheriff’s office said Friday that officers were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Thomas D. Rogers on felony arrest warrants when he was shot by police behind a strip mall Thursday night.
Rogers was being sought by authorities in Tulsa County, Oklahoma on an outstanding warrant for child molestation. He was also wanted for a probation violation in Kitsap County in exurban Seattle.
Two officers were injured in the encounter. One suffered cuts, while the other injured an ankle.
Authorities say officers used a Taser but it didn’t have an effect on Rogers. Authorities believe two officers fired their guns. The sheriff’s office is investigating.