Lakewood

Man shot by Homeland Security agent under guard at hospital

Man shot by Homeland Security agent under guard at hospital
LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A multijurisdictional drug investigation in Lakewood ended violently Wednesday night when a suspect hit a Homeland Security agent with a car and the agent shot the man.

The investigation involved a host of federal and local agencies, including Lakewood police, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcements, Homeland Security Investigations, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Just before 7 p.m., officers tried stop a car at 108th Street Southwest and 47th Avenue Southwest. During the stop, the driver refused to comply with the officer's commands and tried to drive away, according to Lt. Chris Lawler with the Lakewood Police Department.

The driver, who's as suspect in the drug investigation, tried to drive away and hit a Homeland Security agent in the leg with his car. The agent pulled out his gun and opened fire, hitting the driver at least once.

Both the injured agent and the suspect were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The agent was released from the hospital late Wednesday. The suspect is in stable condition but has not been identified, Lakewood Police. He is under guard at the hospital.

The Lakewood Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting.