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Updated | King County Sheriff’s Office to investigate shooting of man by Seattle Police detectiveOctober 23rd, 2011 at Sun, 23rd, 2011 at 7:03 pm by dennisbox
Posted Oct. 24
The following is an update on this story from the King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart.
The suspect who died as a result of a police shooting in Seattle on Sunday physically attacked one of the detectives, for whatever reason actually bypassing the second detective who was closer to him, and on the sidewalk.
The detective he fought with was in the street and about a car length or more away from the suspect’s original position.
While the suspect was not armed, at least one witness has told investigating Sheriff’s detectives that the man was trying to get at the police officer’s drawn handgun when he was shot.
Posted Oct. 23
The suspect in the stabbing death of an 84-year-old man on Saturday was shot and killed by a Seattle Police detective Sunday afternoon, Oct.23.
The man suspected in the stabbing is 48 and a convicted felon.
Due to the fact that Seattle homicide detectives were involved in the shooting, Seattle Police asked the King County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the incident. The
detective who fired the fatal shots is on paid administrative leave, which is standard in these situations.
Several teams of SPD detectives were in the downtown and Capital Hill areas looking for the man who had been using the credit card of the deceased man at
Two detectives happened to see the man shortly after 2:30 p.m. near 4th and Cedar. When the detectives tried to contact the man he immediately charged at the men
and was subsequently shot.
The injured man was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.
Fingerprint technicians are comparing the prints of the dead man to suspect prints found at yesterday’s homicide scene to confirm the man’s involvement.
There will be no additional information released this evening.