Seattle police ID officer involved in shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:32 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police have identified both a man fatally shot last weekend in a bar and the officer who shot him. Officers say the man had shot and wounded his girlfriend and a doorman before firing at responding police.

Police told a Tuesday news conference that four-year Seattle Police Department veteran Anthony Ducre returned fire Sunday night when 32-year-old James D. Anderson fired a shot after officers identified themselves. The Seattle man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anderson had been ejected from the Twilight Exit after an argument with his girlfriend. The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/vWfnaX) that witnesses and the bar owner say he returned with a gun, reportedly shot a doorman in the leg and then shot his girlfriend several times. Officers met him at the door as he was leaving.

The two wounded victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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