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Man shot at NE 85th, 20th Ave. NE UPDATE Officers involved

February 21st, 2016 · 4 Comments

Update: The suspect has died.

Seattle Police have issued a news release:

Officer Involved Shooting After Confrontation In Wedgwood Neighborhood

Written by Public Affairs on February 21, 2016 5:13 pm

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

Update 1:

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.

Our news partner The Seattle Times is updating here.


1 person was shot in Northeast Seattle this afternoon, according to SPD. Police at scene at NE 85th St./20th Ave. NE. Story coming soon.

Seattle Fire Dept ‏@SeattleFire 6m6 minutes ago

Male patient being transported to HMC with gunshot wound to the upper body near NE 85th St and 20th Ave NE.

    Maple Leaf Life Retweeted Seattle Police Dept.

    20 police cars reported at scene.

    Maple Leaf Life added,

    Seattle Police Dept. @SeattlePD

    Shooting investigation going on now in 2000 Blk NE 85th. PIO enroute. More information coming shortly.
  1. Shooting investigation going on now in 2000 Blk NE 85th. PIO enroute. More information coming shortly.