An East Wenatchee police officer fatally shot a 25-year-old man during a traffic stop.

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

The officer had stopped a vehicle on Bellevue Street NW in Douglas County and was in contact with a passenger in the back seat when the shooting occurred.

The victim was from East Wenatchee and was taken to the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee where he later died.

The officer was not injured. He was placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated by a special unit.

No more details about the shooting were immediately released.