Man injured in SeaTac shooting that led to standoff

Man injured in SeaTac shooting that led to standoff

SEATAC, Wash. — Deputies are investigating after a man was injured in a shooting in SeaTac Tuesday afternoon that turned into a standoff.

Before 1:30 p.m., deputies received a call about a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 14700 block of 25th Court South, but police said it turned out to be a shooting.

The situation quickly turned into a standoff.

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“This is a unique situation. We want to be thorough and deliberate,” said King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tim Meyer.

The SWAT team, deputies and crisis negotiators surrounded the building for hours on Tuesday.

A search warrant was served and a 28-year-old man was arrested. He was booked into the King County Jail late Tuesday evening on suspicion of first-degree felony assault and violation of the uniform firearms act.

Deputies ruled the scene secured at 7 p.m.

Police said the standoff “ended peacefully,” but didn’t give further details.

Deputies said the man who was shot and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are still determining the relationship between the suspect and the victim.

“We let time do its job and that paid off tonight. It allowed us to bring a good resolution,” said Meyer.

The investigation remains ongoing.