Monfort didn’t train
When the detectives attempted to talk to Monfort, he pointed a gun at the head of one of the detectives and pulled the trigger, Pugel said. The gun “clicked” but didn’t fire. Monfort ran up some stairs and again pointed a weapon at the detectives, who shot him.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the King County Sheriff’s Office because it happened in Tukwila.
Sgt. John Urquhart, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said it appears that Monfort did not have a round in the chamber of his semi-automatic handgun when he attempted to fire at police the first time.
Investigators believe that Monfort cocked the weapon while he was running. When the gun was recovered, after Monfort had been shot, Urquhart said the weapon was ready to fire.