RAINIER VIEW – Police shot and killed an armed man Sunday night at a south Seattle home where a resident had called about a disturbance or prowler.
Officials said the disturbance outside his house in the 6300 block of South Bangor Street was the fire department responding to a person in a car who was suffering some sort of medical problem.
The nearby resident called 911 using a medical alert relay service. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said he was extremely agitated and said he had a gun. Officers walked from the disturbance to talk to the caller, and a man came to the door with a gun in his hand.
He refused repeated commands to drop the gun. Jamieson said when the man aimed the gun at one officer, two other officers fired. The man died at the scene. No officers were injured.
The officers who fired their weapons were placed on paid leave, which is routine in police shootings.
The name of the man who was killed has not been released, and investigators are trying to determine why he pointed the gun at the officers.