UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Eastlake Neighborhood

UPDATE 10/13/2017

Seattle Police detectives, US Marshals, and other regional partners arrested a 20-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman earlier today in connection with this investigation. There are no further updates at this time.

Update 10/10: 

In keeping with department policy and our commitment to transparency, the Seattle Police Department is releasing the following information regarding the officer-involved shooting that occurred October 8, 2017, in the 2200 block of Yale Avenue East:


The following officers discharged their firearm:

Officer Tabitha Sexton, who has been with the department for nine years.
Officer Kenneth Martin, who has been with the department for two years.

There is no indication at this time of any serious injury to the occupants of the vehicle, but the department continues to work to locate the vehicle occupants for interviews.

The Department will release further information as investigations into this incident proceed.

If you have any information about this case, please call the department’s Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.


Update 10/9 12:25 PM: Police have located the vehicle in North Seattle.


Update 10/9: Police are searching for a black Subaru Impreza with a broken right tail light, shattered driver’s side window and possible bullet damage. The vehicle’s license plate number is BFS1521.

If you see this vehicle, please call 911 immediately.


Detectives are investigating after an officer-involved shooting in the Eastlake neighborhood Sunday night.

Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Yale Avenue East for a report of suspicious activity possibly involving a weapon. When officers arrived they found the suspects sitting in a black Subaru Impreza. As officers approached the car the suspects attempted to strike the officers with the vehicle. Officers opened fire possibly striking the vehicle. The suspects fled the area and have not been located. No officers were injured.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the location of a possible vehicle or suspect to call police at 911 and do not approach or touch any evidence.

As per SPD policy, designed in collaboration with the Department of Justice, detectives from the Force Investigation Team and Crime Scene Investigators are on-scene with representatives from the Office of Professional Accountability to collect evidence and review the incident.

Per department policy, the

officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

This is a developing incident and we will update this post with additional information as it becomes available.