Alleged bank robber in drag killed by police after car crash, chase
SEATTLE — A man dressed in drag who crashed his car shortly after robbing a bank was shot and killed by police Thursday morning, the Seattle Police Department said.
According to police, the man pulled a knife and confronted police officers following an hourlong chase. At least four shots were fired by police around 11:30 a.m. near the in the 100 block of 39th Avenue East.
Seattle police said the man, wearing lots of makeup, women’s clothing and a brunette wig walked into a bank near East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard around 9:15 a.m. Thursday and demanded money from a teller. The man, carrying a rolling suitcase, then fled into a nearby silver sedan.
Ten minutes after the report of the bank robbery, police received a call that a silver Hyundai had crashed and flipped near the intersection of 39th Avenue and East John Street. The driver — believed to be the bank robbery suspect — fled from the scene of the crash.
Police said they found some the clothing used in the bank robbery near the crash.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’7″ and 170 pounds. He is wearing lots of makeup, has a bandage on his nose and is wearing glasses.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.