- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by Pierce County deputies after they say he charged at them with a running chain saw.

The Olympian reports (https://bit.ly/2bFbW7e ) 36-year-old Justin Baker was shot and killed Tuesday outside his parents’ home after his mother called 911 to report that he was armed with a chain saw.

Authorities say Baker didn’t comply with commands to drop the tool and that an effort to subdue him with a stun gun was unsuccessful.

They say the deputies opened fire as Baker charged at them with the chain saw.

He died at the scene.

Records show the man had a long history of mental illness and assaulting his parents, who had filed for an emergency protection order against him after an incident last week.


Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com

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