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Man shot dead by Seattle police following chase, car crash

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in northeast Seattle. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE - A man was shot dead by police in northeast Seattle early Monday following a chase and car crash, officials said.

A police spokesperson said the incident unfolded at around 4:20 a.m. when 911 dispatchers received reports of a car prowler near the 6000 block of 34th Avenue NE.

When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect jumped out of a car and fled on foot. As the suspect ran, he turned around and fired a shot at officers. No officers were struck.

One officer returned fire, but the suspect was not hit at that time.

Additional officers responded to the scene, along with a K-9 police dog.

Soon afterward, police received a report of the suspect breaking into a home and stealing a vehicle at gunpoint in the 6000 block of 28th Avenue NE, police said.

The suspect then took off in the stolen vehicle, and police opened fire at the suspect as they attempted to apprehend him.

The suspect was hit by the gunfire and crashed the car in the vicinity of 55th Street and 26th Avenue NE. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Some streets are closed in the vicinity of the shooting scene as the investigation continues.


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This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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