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*Update* Detectives Investigating Shooting Involving Uniformed Security Guard

Detectives are actively investigating a shooting involving a uniformed security guard and an armed man.  At approximately 7:06 p.m. officers responded to calls of shots fired in a parking lot on the northeast corner of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  

Preliminary investigation indicates that a group of men were involved in a fight disturbance in the parking lot.  An armed, uniformed security guard attempted to break up the fight and asked the men to leave.  At that point one of the involved men brandished a handgun and began waving it at the other men involved in the disturbance.  The armed man then pointed the gun toward the security guard at which point the security guard shot the armed man in the torso.  The injured man ran a short distance and collapsed.  The rest of the men involved in the fight disturbance fled the scene on foot before the arrival of responding officers.

Fire department medics were called to the scene and transported the injured man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene.  They are currently interviewing witnesses and the involved security guard.

Anyone with information about this incident or any of the involved parties is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation. 

*The suspect died at Harborview Medical Center.