UPDATE: Officer and Suspect Go to Hospital Following Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATE:

Following Saturday’s officer involved shooting, the Seattle Police Department is releasing to the public two 911 calls made by residents near the scene. In one, a witness described to call takers how he could see people inside his neighbor’s home, walking around with flashlights. The second piece of audio is from a neighbor concerned about a disturbance she can hear behind her home just moments before shots were fired.

ORIGINAL POST:

After responding to an in-progress burglary in the Mount Baker neighborhood, an officer was forced to fire his weapon during a fight, that ultimately sent both men to the hospital.

Around 1:30 a.m. numerous officers responded to the 4000 block of 39 Ave S, when a neighbor called 911 reporting a burglary happening at that moment. The caller reported seeing several suspects with flashlights and crowbars enter the home.

Officers arrived, surrounded the home, and were able to take two of the burglary suspects into custody without incident. The third suspect was located on the roof top. An officer began giving orders to the third suspect.

The suspect did not comply with commands, jumped from the roof and began fighting with the officer. During the struggle, the officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. Medics responded and took the suspect to Harborview Medical Center where, at last update, he was in serious condition.

The officer was also taken to the hospital and has since been released for minor injuries sustained in the fight.

Detectives from the  Force Investigations Team (F.I.T) as well as CSI are processing the scene now collecting evidence and statements. Per policy, members of the Office of Professional Accountability were on hand to observe the investigation.

The two other suspects are to be booked into King County Jail for residential burglary.