Suspect dead following Seattle SWAT standoff

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

A man was killed inside an apartment following a standoff with Seattle SWAT Friday morning.

The standoff at Bellevue Avenue E. and Denny way started around 3 a.m. Police say neighbors claimed they saw a man with a gun and heard a shot. He allegedly came out with a cell phone and a gun.

During the standoff, the man called TV stations including KING 5 News. He said he did nothing wrong and that he thought one of his neighbors got scared after seeing him with a gun. He cited his Second Amendment right to own a gun and said he was afraid he was going to be put in jail for practicing that right.

Seattle police tweeted at 11:55 a.m. that the officer-involved shooting was a confirmed fatality and that no officers were injured. However, it's not confirmed whether the fatal gunshot wound was by police or if it was self-inflicted.




 

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