Officers open fire and kill gunman in downtown Seattle

Police cruisers at the scene of an accident and shooting on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of Seattle Police Department)

Further violence erupted in downtown Seattle after officers opened fire on a gunman who died near the Federal Office Building on Saturday.

Officers were called around 8:10 p.m. Saturday to the area of ​​First Avenue and Yesler Way, as well as the 100 block of Marion Street to reports of gunfire and a man with a rifle.

Police responded and found the man in the 100 block of Marion Street standing in front of his pickup truck, which he had crashed into the federal office building, law enforcement said.

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Police engaged with the man, but officials said circumstances led officers to shoot the suspect.

Rescue measures were taken but the man died at the scene.

The force’s investigative team has been brought in to review the evidence and will investigate the shooting, along with representatives from the Office of Police Accountability and the Office of Inspector General.

The police department is expected to release video of the shooting within 72 hours, per policy.