On Friday night, January 2, 2015, at 9:30 PM, Deputies and Fire/Medical Aid responded to the 600 block of E. Island Lake Drive, just north of Shelton, to the report that an adult male had just shot himself.

The 911 call was made to MACECOM Dispatchers by a family member who stated that the adult male had shot himself with a firearm, but that he was still alive.

When Deputies arrived, a confrontation ensued and he was shot by Deputies.  Neither Deputy was injured.  The suicidal subject died at the scene.

The Regional Shooting Team lead by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded and are conducting the investigation.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell has released the name of the deceased as 53 year old Tim Elliott from Shelton.

Due to the on going investigation by the Regional Shooting Team, no other names or information is being released at this time.