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Weapons, Body Armor Found at Seattle Home After Fatal Shooting

September 01, 2014  | 


Photo: Seattle Police Facebook
Photo: Seattle Police Facebook
Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man who was fatally shot by police Saturday night after he fired on officers.

Police said they were called to the residence in the 300 block of West Prospect Street, around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunfire.

As officers arrived at the home, they heard additional gunfire and saw a man brandishing a weapon, police told the Seattle Times.

Tactical officers, who had taken positions near the front of the house, shot the man, police said. The wounded man crawled back into his house, out of view of the officers, police said.

Over the next several hours, SWAT officers attempted in vain to make contact with the suspect, police said.

A robot that was eventually sent into the building helped determine that the man died of his injuries, police said. SWAT officers entered the home and found multiple firearms, including semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and body armor, near the front door, police said.

Comments (9)

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sgtriich @ 9/1/2014 6:44 PM

Cudos's to the Seattle officers who stopped a dangerous felon from harming innocent citizens. Hopefully brad b will do something stupid like that and see who is and isn't what he said.

Mitch @ 9/1/2014 9:04 PM

Hey Brad b R Is your diaper wet? You seem to be a little whiny tonight. Maybe you should just go to bed little boy.

John @ 9/2/2014 2:27 AM

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Greg @ 9/2/2014 5:40 AM

Guy's house was rated at $2.2M..there was something odd going on here. More worrisom are the attacks on citizens owning bullet proof vests in Kalifornia...they aren't magic or strap-on tanks.

The newspaper, of often happens on the "News" forum has different "facts". They reported the man wasn't armed when police arrived, he ran back inside, got a gun and shot at officers...was shot himself (good shooting guys!) and died inside the house. Drugs involved? Sure sounds like something chemical was in the mix.

Glad no good guys were hurt. Would like to hear, "The rest of the story".

Richard Hightower @ 9/2/2014 5:45 AM

I am not comfortable with this shooting. Under Washington state law (RCW 9.41.270) "brandishing" can mean simply to carry. The details or decidedly scant and their is no mention the officers observed the individual discharging the firearm. So the question in my mind, was this an incident in which a citizen foolishly responded to the sounds of gunshots in his vacinity carrying a fiream. Did the militarized Police officers then assume him to be the purpetrator? Did he point his firearm at the officers or another citizen? Was the killing absolutely necessary due to an iminent threat from the individual? There are a LOT of questions in my mind concering this shooting -- was it justified and/or are the Washingston state militarized Police officers simply covering their behinds?

Bob @ VA @ 9/2/2014 6:32 AM

The linked article indicates that the deceased fired at police. If correct, that would provide ample justification for returning fire. What troubles me, though, is the language of "stockpiling" weapons and body armor in the first sentence of the linked article. What is their definition of a "stockpile"? Is there a legal limit to the number of firearms that citizens may own in Washington state? I don't believe so. The possession of body armor, even SAPI plates, is only illegal for felons. Even the article above makes a point of multiple weapons found in the house. How is that an issue? And how close is "near" the front door? Were they simply stored in a hall closet? I find the use of inflammatory language and innuendo concerning probably legal firearms and body armor troubling in the Seattle Times article and even here in this article. If the deceased fire upon the police as indicated, then this was a righteous shoot. Why implicitly malign all gun owners along with the perp?

donut_plz @ 9/2/2014 7:32 AM

Hightower, instead of trying to stir up crap over something you nknow nothing about, how about waiting for the info to come out? You are making some wild assumptions.
Police are not militarized. If you call wearing body armor and having AR15's as militarized then I guess that would include most all citizens including this nut job. Having that equipment still doesn't level the playing field in dealing with people who don't like the police and want to hurt the you.....

donut_plz @ 9/2/2014 7:38 AM

The ATF has defined what a stock pile is or at least they used to describe a certain number of weapons and a certain amount of ammo. Maybe that is what they are referencing.... I know a lot of folks who are not LE that violate that rule/law if it were enforced......

Unless you plan on shooting at police why would you need all that at your front door?

Maddog @ 9/2/2014 10:12 AM

I'm concerned about this shooting also, especially with just the information that was given in the article. I'm LE, and my personal gun safe (with over 100 guns in it) is close to the front door (within 15 ft.) as is the closet that I hang my belt and vest. It will be interesting to see the "rest of the story". I truly hope it was a good shoot, and that some other reason other than "brandishing" was why the officers had to use deadly force. Shooting another human being is not easy, it will haunt you the rest of your life, regardless of how you think it won't. My prayers are with the officers of this incident and with the family of the deceased.

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