The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Nickolas Michael Peters of Edmonds died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to, and investigate, police use of force incidents.
According to a SMART team news release, the shooting followed an incident at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 23, when Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of a disturbance at 196th Place Southwest and 6th Drive Southeast. As one deputy arrived, a pick-up truck left the area at a high rate of speed. Believing the vehicle occupant had been involved in the disturbance, the deputy unsuccessfully attempted to stop the pick-up.
A pursuit ensued with high speeds, and the pick-up finally stopped near the intersection of North Damson Road and Filbert Road. At that point, “shots were fired and the male driver was struck,” the news release said.
Peters was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he later died. A female passenger, in her 20s, was also in the pick-up. She was not injured and remained at the scene, the news release said.