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Video: Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

December 14, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

Seattle police released graphic body-camera video Wednesday of the fatal shooting by officers early Tuesday morning of a man at Magnuson Park.

Officers shot the man in the park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery at the Northgate Mall and led officers on a car chase through North Seattle in which he fired shots, police said. The video shows him not responding to numerous commands to raise his hands and a warning that he was about to be shot before officers opened fire.

The man, who police say was with a woman at the outset of the incident, has yet to be identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Seattle Times reports.

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Robert Hillsman, M.D. @ 1/9/2018 12:19 AM

This may be a perfect example of how Officers not only endanger themselves, but the entire community with the excessive 'de-escalation' tactics now so widely taught and practiced in this incident.. If I saw the footage correctly, the subject not only didn't follow the Officer's lawful order(s), but engaged him physically and then fired a round from a handgun! Sorry, but return fire to the male suspect would have ended the situation, saved the risk of life with the car chase and fire from the fleeing vehicle, and avoided the last very risky search through woods/park in the dark.

Jim B. @ 1/10/2018 9:56 AM

It's a little confusing because the video doesn't identify the person but the initial clip where the suspect fires a shot, it is not a police officer confronting the suspect and the female. In the associated Seattle Times article it identifies that person as an apartment complex employee who had confronted the couple when he saw a suspicious vehicle.

I made the same mistake of thinking it was a police officers body cam footage until the suspect fired the shot and he didn't get drilled.

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