A 66-year-old man barricaded himself in his Broadview home overnight before being shot by police.
A Seattle police officer shot a 66-year-old man early Saturday after the man barricaded himself in his Broadview home for a night and fired shots at a neighbor and a SWAT vehicle.
The man was wounded in the lower half of his body, according to preliminary police information. Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said he did not know where exactly the man was shot.
He was undergoing treatment Saturday at Harborview Medical Center. His injury is not considered life-threatening, according to police. No officers were hurt.
Police were called to the 11200 block of Fremont Avenue North shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday. The man and his neighbor had been arguing, and the 66-year-old fired a long gun, police said. The neighbor was not hit.
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When officers arrived, the man was in his home and refused to come out. Negotiators and a SWAT team joined the scene, but the 66-year-old stayed put.
About 4:40 a.m., he emerged and fired several rounds from a shotgun, hitting an armored SWAT vehicle, according to police. A SWAT officer fired back, hitting the man.
Still, the man didn’t give up, going back into his home, police said. About an hour later, he finally surrendered.
He will be booked into King County Jail when he is released from the hospital and will probably face multiple assault charges, according to Jamieson.
Police had not yet released the names of the man or the officer who shot him. The officer is being placed on paid leave pending the results of an investigation by SPD’s Force Investigation Team, crime scene investigators and Office of Police Accountability, according to policy.