Seattle police fatally shot a man Monday night at Magnuson Park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery, led officers on a chase through North Seattle and shot at them, police said.
According to police, the man is believed to have first been involved in a 10 p.m. armed robbery at the Forever 21 store in the Northgate Mall.
The store manager confronted two suspects, a man and a woman, and the man flashed a handgun, causing the manager to back away, according to the Seattle Police Department.
“The suspects drove from the mall, only to relocate to an apartment complex parking lot in the Northgate neighborhood,” police said.
There, the apartment manager observed “the suspicious vehicle in the parking lot and went to investigate,” police said.
“The male suspect confronted the manager and fired his gun into the ground toward the manager. The manager reported the incident to police as the suspects drove away,” police said.
A short time later, officers located the female suspect on nearby Holman Road Northwest and took her into custody.
As officers were arresting her, the male suspect drove away, police said.
Officers pursued the vehicle and “the suspect fired multiple rounds at officers from his vehicle,” police said.
The pursuit continued as the suspect entered Magnuson Park and came to a stop near the boat ramp, police said.
“The suspect got out of the car with a gun and officers fired at the suspect, striking him,” police said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
No one else was hurt, police said.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave while detectives from the Force Investigation Team and Crime Scene Investigators probe the circumstances of the shooting.