Prosecutors say Larry Dawson Daley, Jr. shot a 26-year-old man during the gunfight and later pointed the gun at detectives. Two of those officers opened fire on Daley, hitting him twice.
The drama unfolded shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when security personnel at the Citrus nightclub called 911 to warn police that there might be trouble with the crowd at closing time.
Seattle gang unit detectives arrived on scene, and as people began leaving the club at closing time, Daley allegedly opened fire on the crowd in the parking lot, hitting one person before running away.
From their vantage point, detectives saw the man, later identified as Daley, fire into the crowded parking lot then run across Fairview Avenue North, gun in hand.
Three detectives gave chase and confronted the man. When Daley allegedly pointed the gun at the detectives, two of them opened fire, winging him.
Daley was then taken into custody and detectives recovered his gun and placed it into evidence. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for the gunshot wounds. He is expected to make a full recovery.
On Thursday, prosecutors charged Daley with two counts of first degree assault and one count of first degree unlawful possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $1 million.
Police say Sunday's shootout was far from Daley's first run-in with the law. He already has nine felony convictions, including three for unlawful firearm possession. He also has felony convictions for theft, attempt to elude, escape and assault.