Seattle Police Force Investigation detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in the Wedgwood neighborhood late this afternoon.
Officers from the North Precinct were investigating a suspicious car in the 2100 block of NE 85th St. around 3:45 p.m. when officers spotted a known felon who was clearly armed. Officers contacted the man who refused commands. Two officers fired at the suspect during the confrontation.
Seattle Fire medics provided emergency care to the suspect and transported him to Harborview Medical Center. The suspect’s injuries appear to be life-threatening.
As per SPD policy, designed in collaboration with the Department of Justice, detectives from the Force Investigation Team and Crime Scene Investigators are on-scene with representatives from the Office of Professional Accountability to collect evidence and review the incident.
Per department policy, the officer involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
This is a developing incident and we will update this post with additional information as it becomes available.
Harborview Medical Center staff have confirmed that the suspect has died of his injuries.
This is still a very active investigation. As additional information becomes available, we will continue to share it publicly.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Force Investigation Team directly at 206 684-9292.