SEATAC — A man suspected of shooting his girlfriend in the abdomen and fleeing the scene later shot himself in the chest as police surrounded him Thursday, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
Both the woman and man were rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately known.
King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said the couple was in an SUV in the 13220 block of 24th Avenue South when they got into some sort of altercation and the man allegedly shot her in the abdomen. The SUV crashed.
He fled the scene, got into another vehicle, then abandoned that car and ran into the woods in the area of 128th and Military Road. A K-9 team and officers tracked him down and surrounded the area. The suspect then shot himself in the chest, West said.