Washington man unarmed when shot by deputy, officials say

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a Washington man was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy. David James Pruitt, 36, was found sitting and dangling his legs over the edge of an overpass over a highway on Aug. 4. Deputies were called for a welfare check. Shortly afterward, officials received a report from a witness that shots were fired. Pruitt was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say the Kitsap Critical Incident Response Team has determined Pruitt was not armed during the incident. Kitsap County Sherrif’s Deputy Andrew Hren has been identified as the police officer who shot Pruitt. Hren remains on administrative leave from the sheriff’s office.