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UPDATE: Police Release 911 Audio and Body-Worn Video in Chinatown-International District Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

UPDATE – July 5, 2019 6:05 p.m.

The Seattle Police Department is releasing 911 audio, body-worn video, and photos from the July 3rd officer-involved shooting in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood.

On July 3rd at 8:08 p.m., 911 operators received several calls that the suspect, an adult woman, was seen firing a handgun into the air near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Witnesses said the woman was wearing purple clothing, and carrying a red blanket and a handgun.

Officers were dispatched and arrived in the area a few minutes later. Officers made contact with the woman at 10th Avenue S and S Jackson Street. At 8:13 p.m., two officers fired their service weapons, striking the woman in the shoulder.

Officers immediately provided emergency medical treatment, including a tourniquet to the woman’s wounded arm, until Seattle Fire medics arrived and transported her to Harborview Medical Center. She remains under hospital care, and her injuries are non-life threatening.

Earlier today, the woman was charged with felony assault, theft of a firearm and a felony weapons violation. Upon discharge from the hospital, she will be booked into King County Jail.


CSI photo of the woman’s handgun
CSI photo of the woman’s handgun at 10th and Jackson

CSI photo of the woman’s handgun magazine at 10th and Jackson

ORIGINAL POST – July 3, 2019 10:31 PM

Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in the International District

Detectives from the Force Investigation Team (FIT) are conducting the investigation surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday evening in the International District.

Shortly after 8:00 pm, officers responded to reports of a female firing a gun at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Officers arrived and located the adult female, still armed with a handgun, at 10th and Jackson.

Two officers fired their service weapons, striking the woman. Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

None of the involved officers were injured. Detectives from the Force Investigation Team, CSI, as well as representatives from the Office of Police Accountability and the Inspector General, were present at the scene.

Per the Department’s agreement with the King County Sheriff’s Office, and in accordance with Initiative 940, Sheriff’s Office investigators also responded to conduct an independent investigation.

This remains an active and on-going investigative process. Information presented here is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation proceeds.