Probe done in officers killing of Bremerton man

The State Patrol investigation into the shooting death of a Bremerton man by deputies has been concluded.

The report was sent to the Jefferson County prosecutor for any potential charges.

The Independent Investigation Team was activated for the officer-involved shooting that occurred Sept. 23, 2022 at the Brinnon Community Center.

Civilian and officer witnesses, dispatch and physical evidence show: Shots were fired near the community center at 2:44 p.m.; two deputies fired their duty weapons; deputies provided aid until medics arrived, and a gun not belonging to the deputies was located near the wounded man.

Timothy Colin Connor, 49, of Bremerton was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died that same day.

The deputies are Sgt. Ryan Menday and detective Brian Anderson.

Law enforcement had been searching for Connor in the hours before he was fatally shot, a State Patrol report says. He was shot after he pulled out a gun as two sheriff deputies were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

Kitsap County Superior Court records show Connor was being sought on suspicion of second-degree child rape. Connor was arraigned in Superior Court Oct. 15, 2018. He entered a not-guilty plea. Connor’s trial was delayed several times due to the pandemic.

A warrant for Connor’s arrest, with bail set at $100,000, was issued April 11 when Connor failed to appear in court. He faced life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.