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36-year-old Seattle man shot by police in Sodo dies

SEATTLE– A 36-year-old Seattle man who was shot with a police rifle after officers said he refused to stop waving a handgun around in the Sodo district has died, police said Tuesday.

A Seattle police officer is on administrative leave following a shooting Monday night. It happened in the 2700 block of 1st Avenue South in the Sodo neighborhood.

Witnesses called 911 to report a man waving a gun around a bus stop. Officers arrived and saw a man walking away from the suspect, who continued to brandish the gun in the presence of officers.

seattle oisAn officer armed with a patrol rifle shot the suspect.

Fire department medics were called to the scene to provide treatment. The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and he died Tuesday, police said.

No civilians or officers were injured during the incident.

The Homicide/Assault, Force Investigation Team and CSI detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.


4 Comments to “36-year-old Seattle man shot by police in Sodo dies”

    Guest said:
    January 21, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    How dare the police shoot an armed man. We should protest! They should have sprinkled him with liberal hippy dust to make him fall asleep instead.

    Andrew said:
    January 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Has anyone noticed that none of the dirty cops who were beating people and violating rights which initiated and was proven by the federal investigation have been fired? They still all have a badge and none have been charged with the crimes they comitted?

    Has anyone noticed the fraud on the city of Seattle by the police and their union which defrauded us all for a system of accountability hasn't been addressed in any way while you pay all the fines and settlements that followed? We should be suing the Union to make up for the Millions they ciost us all through fraud.

    Its a cycle that repeats every ten years and they get away with it each time. Now we will get another promise of accountability starting-g-g-g-g-g-g-g NOW!

    Its disgusting what this dirty corrupt Seattle police department and their union have gotten away with…AGAIN!

    Seattle…..A city that continues to be held hostage by their police department and their union.

      Kit said:
      January 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      We do have the freedom to rant., but it sounds more like the suspect didn't follow the orders of the SPD to drop his weapon.

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