Seattle police release body, dash cam video of officer-involved shooting

SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department have released body and dash cam video of Monday's fatal officer-involved shooting.

>>PHOTOS: Scene where suspect shot in Ravenna neighborhood

The video shows what happened moments before an officer fatally shot a suspect believed to be responsible for a car prowling, break-in and carjacking in North Seattle.

(WARNING: Video below contains graphic content)

SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson said police received a call about a car prowl in progress in the 6000 block of 34th Avenue Northeast in the Ravenna neighborhood at about 4 a.m. Monday. When police arrived, the suspect was in the vehicle, but then got out and ran.

"As the suspect was running, he turned around and fired the shot at an officer. Our officers were not injured," said Jamieson.

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An officer returned gunfire, but did not hit the suspect, who continued to flee.

A short time later, as more officers arrived, they got report of a man breaking into a home in the 6000 block of 28th Avenue Northeast and stealing a vehicle from the homeowner at gunpoint. Police believe it was the same suspect who was involved in the car prowl.

Police said the fleeing man crashed the stolen car near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast.

When officers tried to arrest the driver, there was an exchange of gunfire.

The suspect was shot and killed by an officer.

Seattle police also released a photo of the suspect's handgun on Tuesday.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to call the Seattle Police Department's Investigation Team's detectives at 206-684-9292.

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