Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Man At Light-Rail Station

SEATTLE (CBS Seattle / AP) — A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says a deputy has fatally shot one person at a light rail station south of downtown Seattle.

One other person was injured in the shooting, according to KIRO 7.

Two of the suspect’s companions were detained for questioning.

Police say three Sound Transit fare enforcement officers had contacted three male passengers to ensure they had paid their fares on a southbound train. One man couldn’t provide payment proof so all three were asked to leave the train at the SoDo station. The enforcement officers called for backup from a deputy. The transit agency contracts with the sheriff’s office for some security services.

Police say when the deputy contacted the trio, one man drew a gun.

The deputy involved in the shooting has reportedly been with the sheriff’s office since 2002.

Two Seattle police officers on their way to the scene were hurt in a collision, as were two people in a second vehicle. The injuries are not life-threatening.

Light rail service in the area was disrupted for several hours.

The sheriff’s office has asked Seattle police to take the lead in investigating the shooting:

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