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Officer-involved shooting in Rainier View neighborhood

At approximately 10:00 pm, a South Precinct officer contacted a person in a car in the 6300 Block of South Bangor Street that appeared  was having some sort of medical crisis.  Seattle Fire was called  to the location. The officer was assisting SFD while they evaluated the person near the intersection of South Bangor and Renton Avenue South.

At about 11:00 pm, a person inside a residence in that same block called 911 using their medical alert relay service.    The person calling 911 appeared to be concerned with the activity outside of the house, and said something about a prowler. The caller was extremely agitated, stated that they had a gun, and indicated that they would use it.

Two other officers responded to the location of the first officer and the firefighters.  The three officers then approached the house to speak with the caller.  A man came to the door with a gun in hand.  Officers gave repeated warnings to the man to drop the gun, but he did not. The man refused all of the officers’ commands.  At one point he raised the gun in the direction of the officers.  Two of the officers fired their weapons, striking the man.  Despite the efforts of the firefighters in attempting to render first aid, the man was declared dead at the scene.  The officers were not injured.

Detectives from the Homicide and Assault Unit, as well as Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the location and began their investigation.  The involved officers were interviewed and will be placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting situation.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.