The off-duty Burien Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian in Fife early Friday morning (July 7) has been identified as the same one who fatally shot a 20-year old man holding a pen in Burien June 13 (read more here).

The Deputy, age 38, was identified by The Seattle Weekly at that time as Cesar Molina.

Police say he was driving home from work just after 2 a.m. Friday morning when he struck a pedestrian who was in the middle of the roadway near the 2400 block of Pacific Hwy South in Fife.

The pedestrian was subsequently hit by another vehicle and died at the scene.

After the June 13 shooting, the officer attended a critical incident stress debriefing and met with a mental health professional. Police say he also saw a departmentally approved psychologist who approved his return to work, which occurred June 30.

The site of the accident is a commercial area in Fife that has sidewalks on both sides of the street.

The Fife Police Department is the lead agency investigating the accident, and the deputy is now on administrative leave pending results of that investigation.