The suspect was shot after stealing a vehicle at gunpoint early Monday morning, police said.
Seattle police fatally shot a suspected car prowler after a foot chase, a shootout and a car crash near Ravenna Park early Monday.
The shooting was reported at 5:15 a.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department’s 911 log.
The incident began with a 911 call around 4:20 a.m. reporting a car prowler in the 6000 block of 34th Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Police Department. The suspect ran off as officers arrived.
During a pursuit, officers were fired at and one officer returned fire. No one was hit, according to police.
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The suspect then broke into a home in the 6000 block of 27th Avenue Northeast and stole a vehicle at gunpoint, said police. The suspect drove off in that vehicle, and crashed it near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast.
One officer shot the man as they went to take him into custody, according to police. Officers provided first aid, but the man died inside the vehicle at the scene. No information on the man’s identity was released.
Detectives found a handgun inside the vehicle, police said.
The officers involved will be placed on paid leave during an investigation. Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson said he did not know how many officers were placed on leave. Jamieson did say the officer who fired at the suspect during the foot pursuit was not the one who shot the man inside the crashed vehicle.