Innocent victim, carjacking suspect killed during chase

Two people were killed during a pursuit involving Seattle police officers in the Highland Park neighborhood of West Seattle.

The incident began with an armed carjacking in the 1500 block of South State Street shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, where three suspects stole a man’s 2002 Honda Accord at gunpoint and then fled.

About 2 a.m., an officer in West Seattle saw the Honda, occupied by one man, near the southwest police precinct and began following it while requesting additional units.

When more officers arrived, the officer turned her emergency lights on in an attempt to pull over the Honda.

The driver fled from police at high speed and struck another car driven by a man in the 6800 block of Highland Park Way Southwest.

The suspect and the other driver both died at the scene.

On Thursday afternoon, Seattle police released dash cam video of the pursuit.

A handgun was recovered from the carjacked Honda.

The Seattle Police Department’s Pursuit Review Board will conduct a review of the incident after the investigation is completed.

>> Follow this link to read more information from the Seattle Police Department about vehicle pursuits.