Armed suspect shot and killed by police outside Tacoma Mall

Police shot and killed an armed suspect outside the Tacoma Mall Wednesday afternoon.

Tacoma police say they responded to a man armed with a weapon along the 4500 block of South Pine Street, just outside the Tacoma Mall.

Police say the responding officer shot the man, who died. Police say they found a weapon on the scene, but did not specify what the weapon is.

There were no injuries to officers. 

It's unclear what led up to the shooting, but a witness video shows the moment shots were fired.

The video starts with an officer back peddling from a patrol car, a man comes from the front of the vehicle. You can hear in the video, the officer yell a command out before two loud bangs are heard, and the man falls to the ground. 

The officer moves to the sidewalk, and you can hear them say "shots fired, shots fired," and "…one down."

Tacoma Police provided an initial report on the scene on the investigation, however, because of state law the Pierce County Force Investigation Team will take the lead.

PCFIT is made up of several surrounding law enforcement agencies and leads the investigation in officer involved shootings.

This is a developing story. FOX 13 is working to learn more information.

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