New video has been released of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Seattle’s Bryant neighborhood early Monday morning.
The video show officers catch the suspect of a car prowl then repeatedly yelled warnings at the suspect to “stop reaching” but he continues to rummage in the back seat. Finally, several shots are fired. Police also released a photo of a gun recovered at the scene.
According to Detective Mark Jamieson with the Seattle Police Department, the encounter started when officers were called to the 6000 block of 34th Avenue NE around 4:20 a.m. Monday for the report of someone breaking into vehicles.
When officers arrived, the suspect fled from inside the vehicle and police gave chase. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a shot at officers and one officer returned fire, but Detective Jamieson says officials do not believe the suspect was struck and no officers were injured.
As more officers arrived, neighbors started calling police about possible suspect sightings. Detective Jamieson says one of those calls was about a man breaking into a home and stealing a vehicle at gunpoint on the 6000 block of 27th NE.
The suspect was in the stolen vehicle when he crashed near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast. The suspect was shot and killed as officers attempted to apprehend the man after the crash, according to Detective Jamieson. No officers were injured.