SEATTLE - Officers shot a man Wednesday in South Seattle after he allegedly beat a woman with an iron, shot at her and abducted her infant daughter, police said.
The incident took place at about 2:15 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a woman being assaulted and shot at in the area of the Rainier Playfield, 3700 South Alaska Street, said Seattle Assistant Police Chief Deanna Nolette.
Officers responded to the scene and the woman told them that the suspect had assaulted her, shot at her and abducted her and her infant daughter, who is also the suspect's daughter.
When contacted by police, the woman had serious injuries from a prolonged beating by the suspect and she was taken to the hospital, Nolette said.
A preliminary investigation found that the mother and baby girl and suspect were at a home in Des Moines earlier when the woman was first assaulted.
The suspect then forced her and the baby girl into a car and drove them to a hotel in the South Seattle area where he beat her with an iron, according to police. He also fired a round at her while they were inside the car, police said.
The suspect then forced the woman and baby into the car again and they ended up at the playfield. The suspect then fired another shot at the woman and she fled, Nolette said.
About 35 minutes after the initial 911 call, police received a new report of a man attempting to break into a building under construction just a few blocks away. Officers arrived to find the man there, still holding the baby.
At one point during the contact, one of the officers opened fire and struck the suspect. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with what police described as life-threatening injuries.
The infant daughter was not injured in the incident. It's unclear whether the suspect was still holding the child when he was shot.