Police shoot, kill man in north Seattle after traffic stop

SEATTLE -- Authorities are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting Monday in north Seattle.

Investigators say the incident started as a traffic stop around 5 p.m. The driver of the car allegedly hopped out and ran off.

Officers reportedly chased the man down Aurora Avenue to 96th Street.  Police say a struggle ensued and he pulled a gun out.

He and an officer scuffled before the officer shot and killed him, according to police. The man was approximately 30 years old, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Detectives say two other officers witnessed the scene. Because this is an officer-involved shooting, detectives from the Force Investigation Team have taken over.

"We never want this to happen, and we take this very, very seriously," said Seattle Police spokesperson Mark Jamieson.

Aurora Avenue was closed in the area while officials investigated the shooting.

Seattle Police said on Twitter that no officers were injured.

This is a developing story and will be updated 

 

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