Agencies: Lakewood Police Department Washington
Cause of death: shooting
Last updated: 9 months ago
Said Joquin, 28, was killed when police thought he was reaching for a weapon. He was pulled over May 1 after allegedly running a stop sign at Whitman Avenue Southwest and Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest.
A Lakewood officer had to brake to avoid hitting Joquin’s vehicle.
That officer and another traveling in a different direction pulled over Joquin in the 6400 block of Steilacoom Boulevard.
As police approached the car, officer Mike Wiley said he noticed a gun on the driver’s side floorboard.
The officers requested backup and ordered Joquin and his passenger to keep their hands up.
“However, a few minutes into the incident, the driver lowered his arms, causing the primary officer to believe the subject was reaching for the firearm,” according to a statement by investigators.
Wiley fired several times, striking Joquin.
Joquin was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The passenger was not injured.
A gun was recovered from Joquin’s vehicle, investigators said.