Teen male wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night


This post was updated on Friday, May 29, 105 at 1:45 p.m.:

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an officer shot a teen male in SeaTac Thursday night (May 28), after the suspect rammed a police car and trapped a deputy.

The officer fired twice on the suspect, hitting him in the head.

Deputies removed the suspect from the car and immediately provided first aid for the wound to his head. Medics arrived and treated the 17-year old male, who was taken to Harborview for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident started at 8:18 p.m. when a deputy spotted a stolen car at S. 208 Street and International Blvd. Back up arrived and when they stopped the car, the suspect sped off. Deputies pursued him into a dead end of an apartment complex.

The deputies got out of their cars, told the suspect to surrender, but the suspect put the car into reverse and rammed one of the patrol cars. At about 8:20 p.m. the Deputy reported shots fired. The initial Twitter post of the suspect shooting at deputies was based on incorrect information.

The stolen car was a 1996 white Lexus taken from Federal Way.

The involved deputy is 41-years old, and an 11 year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. He will be on leave pending the investigation.

Here are some relevant Tweets:


Comments

7 Responses to “Teen male wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night”
  1. TR says:

    This happened within feet of my old apartment front door… So glad I am out of there! Drugs, Gangs and drugs were the norm for 208th… That whole street needed to be cleaned up.

  2. JNM says:

    Wow, a 17 yr old steals a vehicle and has a gun. Tries to shoot the officers who return fire. The 17 yr old is lucky to still be alive.

  3. Composite Layup says:

    From other news article the 17 year old did not have a gun. Officer shot at suspect after he pinned his partner between stolen car and patrol car becasue he used the car as a weapon.

  4. Burinal Dumas says:

    Note to all black kids…stop messing up and you won’t get shot.

    Make Russel Wilson and Barack Obama your role model, not fake gangsta rappers.

  5. Queen says:

    I know him personally and yes he made a bad decision but the best thing to do is to pray for him and his family

  6. Apryl Brugman says:

    He is my son and he did not have a gun yes he was wrong in what he did but they could have shot the car not him but we are thinking GOD right now that he will be ok