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One hurt in Belltown officer-involved shooting

SEATTLE — Gang detectives shot a man who was brandishing a gun early Sunday morning in Belltown, according to Seattle police.

OIS BelltownGang detectives said they were on an emphasis patrol when they saw two men arguing near 1st Avenue and Blanchard Street.

The suspect had a gun and took off running when he saw police. Officers said they shot the man once during the chase.

Detectives found him a few blocks away hiding under a parked car. The suspect was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Nobody else was hurt. Charges have not yet been filed.

2 comments

  • John Fuller

    So a person can be shot while running away if they are in possession of a gun and was previously seen arguing with another person? Was he shot for being in possession of a gun or for arguing with another person or for running away from the police while in possession of a gun?

    • Charles

      Someone running down the street with a gun can be shot by police, because they pose a public danger. We also don't know if the suspect stopped and began to aim either. There is a difference between running from police and running, stopping, and aiming at running police that shoot you.

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