A man died at Harborview Medical Center Sunday evening after he was shot by police officers in Northeast Seattle.
A man died Sunday evening from injuries sustained when police shot him hours earlier in Northeast Seattle.
Officers spotted a man who was “clearly armed” in the 2100 block of Northeast 85th Street on the edge of the Wedgwood neighborhood shortly before 4 p.m. while they were investigating reports of a suspicious car, according to Seattle police. The man was described by the department as a “known felon,” but no details on his criminal record were provided Sunday evening.
The man refused commands from the officers, who then fired at him, police said.
He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to the Seattle Fire Department. He died at the hospital.
Most Read Local Stories
- Western Washington snow to turn to rain, but another chance at snow is on the way
- If you block the box in some intersections, cameras will catch you, and Seattle police will mail the ticket
- Coronavirus daily news updates, December 6: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world
- A beloved Tacoma mother and friend never got around to getting a COVID shot. With her death, her family hopes others will.
- Fish passage, dam removal studied as Seattle City Light aims to relicense three Skagit River dams
The officers involved will be placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation.
Sunday’s shooting is the second involving a Seattle police officer in 2016.
A 31-year-old man was shot by an officer near Kerry Park in Queen Anne on Jan. 9 when he was approached in connection with attempted car theft. Police said James Slade, 31, approached officers while wielding a knife, and when he continued to approach, an officer shot him.
Slade had critical but non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was put on administrative leave.