Investigation Reveals Non Lethal Force Police Used Before Man Killed
The North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit is providing more information on the officer-involved shooting that happened on Western Avenue in Wenatchee earlier this month.
Police shot and killed 32-year-old Zachary C. Rutherford of Jackson, California, June 4th as he reportedly charged officers with a knife.
According to a release Monday by the SIU, a review of body worn cameras and in-car video cameras show the use of two less-lethal options of force before deadly force was used on Rutherford.
Investigators say three less lethal projectiles were fired from a launcher and a Taser was used.
Four Wenatchee police officers connected to the incident remain on administrative leave.