Seattle Police officers fatally shoot robbery suspect

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 12:36 PM

Seattle Police officers fatally shot a robbery suspect in the 100 block of 39th Ave. E. Thursday morning. Police believed the man was armed with a knife when confronted by officers.

Just after 9:15 Thursday, an armed man, reportedly wearing a lot of make-up, women's clothing and a brunette wig, walked into the Wells Fargo bank near E. Madison Street and McGilvra Blvd. and demanded money from a teller.

The man ran away, possibly carrying a rolling suitcase, and was seen getting into a silver sedan.

About 10 minutes later, police received a report that a silver Hyundai had crashed and flipped over near 39th Avenue and E. John Street, and that the driver had fled from the scene of the crash, carrying a rolling suitcase.

Police found clothing used in the bank robbery near the scene of the crash and continued to search for the suspect.

Officers found and contfronted the suspect in the 100 block of 39th Ave. E. Police said initial reports indicated the man was armed with a knife, which he refused to drop. At least one officer opened fire, striking the suspect, who died from his injuries.

The Bush School was in lockdown while police searched for the suspect, the school reported on their website.

 

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