Police release body-camera video in officer-involved shooting

VIDEO: Seattle police video shows officer-involved shooting

Seattle police released body-cam video of an officer involved shooting March 19 in Seattle.

About 9:20 p.m. that night, police received a call from a family member of the 37-year-old man, who police said was in crisis with a handgun. The video shows the man outside an apartment in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the man leaving the apartment with what appears to be a handgun. Police tell him to put his hands up. The man says he’ll have to be shot.

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“Nobody here wants to shoot you,” an officer said, telling him that she can’t talk to him while he has a gun in his hand. The officer tells the man to put the gun down. He did not, and police said he was shot after he raised it at officers.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency. Watch the video released by Seattle police below.

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