Seattle police fatally shoot man following high-speed chase

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 6, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SEATTLE (AP) — A man authorities say stole two vehicles at gunpoint in separate carjackings was shot and killed by Seattle police Sunday after firing at officers during a high-speed chase.

A man in his 30s entered a downtown coffee shop armed with a handgun, prompting employees to call police. Police say the man then fled to a nearby tattoo parlor before stealing a vehicle at gunpoint and driving north. Authorities say he then stole another vehicle, shooting at pursuing officers as they followed him as he drove northbound onto Interstate 5 before exiting in the city's Ravenna neighborhood.

Police say the suspect again fired at officers, who fatally wounded him.

Several officers and other motorists were treated for non-life-threatening injuries caused by collisions during the incident.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast