Jan 24, 2011 at 10:43 AM PST
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Detectives are investigating why a man ran from deputies and then opened fire in a Walmart parking lot, sparking a shootout that left him and the woman he apparently was with dead and two law officers wounded.
Sunday's violence came after the Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies answered a call about a suspicious person at the store in Port Orchard.
Two deputies located the man and tried to talk to him but he began running, pursued by the officers.
"For reasons not yet known, the suspect turned and fired multiple shots," sheriff's spokesman Scott Wilson said.
Both men were hit and unable to return gunfire, but a female officer arriving on the scene shot and killed the gunman, Wilson said.
The two deputies were in satisfactory condition Sunday night.
Authorities said it wasn't immediately known who shot the woman, who di
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