Police went to the intersection of 10th Ave. and S. Olympia St. at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports of a man walking around armed with a sword. Officials with the police department say two officers arrived at the scene at the same time, and one officer got out of his patrol vehicle to approach the suspect. That’s when the man struck the officer in the head with the sword.
Kennewick Police Officer Keith Noble says both officers unholstered their firearms and fired shots toward the man, hitting him several times.
Medics arrived on the scene and treated the suspect, who later died at the hospital.
The officer who was hit with the sword was also treated for his injuries, and later released.
As of Monday morning, the suspect’s name had not been released. The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the shooting.