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.

 

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