Seattle police continue to investigate reports of gunfire and a disturbance that preceded a police pursuit and fatal crash early Thursday on Lake City Way.
Shortly after 3:45 AM, police received a 911 call near 130th and 32nd Avenue Northeast. 911 operators could hear an argument involving at least one man and a woman in the background of the call and dispatched officers to the scene.
A few minutes later, police received another 911 call from two residents in the same area of Lake City, who reported hearing two men screaming and arguing, followed by a gunshot.
The first patrol officer to arrive at the scene spotted a silver Honda speeding away. The officer turned around and followed the Honda, which sped through stop lights and signs in the neighborhood. The driver of the Honda then pulled onto Lake City Way and drove southbound at high speed. Officers followed the Honda for about three minutes, until the driver crashed into two parked vehicles in the 7800 block of Lake City Way.
The collision happened out of view of officer’s in-car video cameras. Police arrived at the scene of the crash to find one deceased man–currently believed to be the Honda’s driver–on the roadway and another injured man in the rear of the vehicle.
Detectives continue to investigate the case and are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8923