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Man killed in officer-involved shooting

CaptureSEATTLE — A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in south Seattle.

Shortly after 5 a.m., Bellevue police officers were serving a warrant on two individuals residing at a home in the 5000 block of 43rd Avenue South in Seattle when shots were fired by officers.  It’s unclear what led to officers firing their weapons.

A witness said that police did not evacuate the home prior to the shooting.

One man was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The officers were not injured.

Police arrested the other person in the home after a two-hour standoff.

The identity of the two men has not been released.


16 Comments to “Man killed in officer-involved shooting”

    Mary Crosbie said:
    March 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    I have never seen such trigger-happy cops in my life. There needs to be some major retraining of the police forces in this state to ensure they know how to effectively handle each situation in as non-violent and non-lethal a manner as possible. This will protect both the police force and the citizens.

    Guest said:
    March 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    @ Mary Crosbie…how can you comment when you dont know any of the details??? Your comment might have just as well read "I have never seen such trigger-happy criminals (robbery suspects per Bellevue PD) in my life. There needs to be some major retraining of the judges in this state to ensure they know how to effectively keep dangerous felons behind bars"…how bout that?

    GB2013 said:
    March 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    @ Guest…if you don't think that SPD has a problem with being trigger happy, you must be a middle age white male..just a guess? Sad thing is, there is an 80% chance that the officer involved shooting involved a black/person of color as the deceased. Why is it when there's a stand-off with the a non-person of color, the outcomes is non-violent even when the suspect is a threat..case in point, the man from Renton who killed his grandparents..now that's a felon who should have been kept behind bars…smh

      Guest said:
      March 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      I totally agree that Boysen should have been kept behind bars and he attempted to kill himself so that is not a good case for your point

    JamesM said:
    March 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Let's not waste time dragging this into a race war.

    Both of you are correct. GB2013 you don't know the details or who shot first. Let's find out. At the same time there does need to be better training as we have had far too many cases of excessive force in the Seattle area. Outside investigators have agreed with this point. However these are Bellevue police offers which increases the potential issue. Not a lot of shooting in Bellevue so likely not as well trained or mentored.

    This report is wholly insufficient to know anything of what's going on. I don't care what color you are. All I care about is keeping the area safe for everyone.

    Block Watcher said:
    March 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    How about some training to keep King County citizens from going nuts on alcohol and drugs.

    hairpainter said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    How about citizens learning to take responsibility for their actions and crimes and not blaming it on race, cops ,etc.

      mdb25 said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Wow someone with common sense! Its a miracle!!! I agree

        Rygels Mom said:
        March 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        I agree too!! If people were respectful to the police officers and didn't pull guns on them MAYBE they wouldn't get SHOT!! I had an incident in our neighborhood last week.The cops came quickly and were very professional with the white,black, and Asian people they talked with and arrested!

    Tori said:
    March 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    You can all look this up for yourselves. before I continue, I would like to just add, I believe we all, no matter our races, have the ability to be great people for society. But numbers don't lie.

    We have a US population of about 315,527,000. 82% of people live in cities…
    78.1% of the total population are white.
    13.1% are black
    The rest are Hispanic or other races but these two are my focus since GB2013 brought up black and white race issues.
    In 2009 39.4% of prisoners were black, 32.9% white.
    So although blacks only make up just under 15% of our total population, they make up for nearly 40% of all of our prisoners!

    Numbers don't lie. And if you look more into it, they have the highest percentage of all violent crimes as well. DNA results lock them to the crimes, not white cops only going after black guys.
    :) have a nice day! And be positive for society.

    Going to work, you can all argue here if you want ;)

      Guest said:
      March 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      If you are looking at statistics lets look at them all honestly. Please look at the number of violent crimes committed each year in America, although only 13% of the population they are involved in over 60% of the violent crimes in 2011. 10% of the population involved in over 60% of the violent acts…. And you blame the numbers in prison on a bias system? t's okay to talk about bias systems but let's also look at all the facts.

    guest said:
    March 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    _if more people raised their children to RESPECT authority, we would have much fewer of these instances. Instead they are raised to believe they are victims and behave as such.

    GB2013 said:
    March 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Thank God my pineal gland isn't calcified…I truly see the light!

    Michelle said:
    March 31, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    How about you all shut up he was my uncle and he did nothing. He was a suspect they can’t even say for a fact he did anything…he was just going to work sitting in his car just because he made a mistake in the past dose not mean he was a bad person at all. Everyone makes mistakes. All of you know or have someone in your family that has been to jail before so please stop!!!

    michelle said:
    April 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    If protocol was followed the Bellevue PD would have notified the SPD to pick him up and transport him to Bellevue instead of coming a block away from my house and shooting up his car because he missed an appt with his PO and even though he was working 2 jobs at the time got scared and fled and backed into a car – that was his crime for 3 cop cars commencing firing on him until he was dead, the SPD won't even touch the corrupt Bellevue PD because they are so corrupt they are being investigated by the feds now. My son and his best friend are in the academy now, I just hope they clear up these trigger happy corrupt ones before they put my son who really wants to be a good cop on the streets with them! smh God help him – God help us all!

    Michelle said:
    April 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Thankyou! I will never be the same after that nor will my family.

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