• Store clerk: Fatal Seattle shooting started with armed robbery for $28 of snacks

    By: Alison Grande


    The fatal robbery scene that left one suspect dead and three Seattle police officers shot started with an armed robbery of a downtown 7-Eleven store.

    The robbery was for $28.42 of snacks.

    KIRO 7 went to the store and talked to the clerk who was robbed shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He showed KIRO-7 Reporter Alison Grande exactly what he saw the teens take before pointing a gun at him in the store. See her story, which includes details from the other suspect’s court appearance, on KIRO 7 at 5 p.m.

    He said the teens grabbed a 12 pack of Heineken, a bag of Chester's Fries chips, a tube of BBQ Pringles, a box of chocolate donuts and a bottled Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. 

    A 17-year-old girl is being held for held for investigation of first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. Her 19-year-old brother, Damarius Butts, died after police said he fired at them and they fired back.

    A fourth officer also was hurt after police said a 17-year-old girl hit him over the head with a bottle.

    Friday afternoon, police released a photo of his gun and Officer Elizabeth Kennedy’s Kevlar jacket that was hit by a bullet.

    >> PHOTOS: Scene of police shooting.

    One officer, 30-year-old Hudson Kang, was shot in the chin by a robbery suspect Thursday afternoon.  He remains in Harborview in serious but stable condition, but is improving, according to hospital officials.
    A second officer, 42-year-old Elizabeth Kennedy, was shot in the chest, but was saved by her Kevlar vest. She was released from the hospital Thursday night. 
    Officer Chris Myers, a 27-year veteran, had his hand grazed by a bullet. This is the third officer-involved shooting for Myers. Myers was cleared in both previous shootings by a firearms review board and received the department's Medal of Honor for a fatal Queen Anne shooting on Aug. 30, 2014.
    A fourth officer, who was hit in the head with a bottle, is Adam Merritt.

    Follow this link to read additional details about the downtown Seattle shooting.

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