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SPD Officers Fatally Shoot Homicide Suspect While Preparing to Serve Warrant in White Center

Seattle police fatally shot a homicide suspect Thursday after he fired at SWAT officers, who were attempting to arrest him at a White Center home. 

Around 5:40 p.m., police went to a house in the 10000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest to serve a warrant for a homicide suspect. SWAT officers approached the house and began announcing their presence over a PA system. A suspect exited the house with a handgun and fired at officers. Three officers returned fire, fatally striking the man.

Police attempted life-saving measures, but fire department medics declared the 22-year-old suspect deceased at the scene.

Officers recovered a weapon from the suspect’s hand.

Representatives of the Office of Police Accountability, the Office of Inspector General and the SPD Force Investigation Team responded to the scene.

The involved officers will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with SPD policy while the investigation is ongoing.

Per policy, the department will release video of the incident within 72 hours.

UPDATE 8/6/21

The Seattle Police Department is releasing surveillance and body-worn video associated with the officer-involved shooting on Thursday evening. The video shows the homicide suspect exit a home with a handgun. He fires multiple shots at officers, who then return fire.

Gun recovered from the suspect. The gun was reported stolen in King County in June 2021.

This matter remains an active and ongoing investigation by the Force Investigation Team and the Office of Police Accountability. New and updated information will continue to be added to this post as it becomes available. 

UPDATE 8/9/2021

The Seattle Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in this shooting: Officer Bradley Krise was hired in 2007. Officer Jonathan Musseau was hired in 2008. Officer Joseph Renick was hired in 2005.