Suspect killed by Seattle Police at Tukwila hotel identified

SEATTLE — Seattle police released the name of a man who was shot and killed by authorities at a Tukwila hotel as part of a child sex sting.

Seattle Police say they believed the man, identified as Bruce Coval Meneley, was at the DoubleTree Hotel on Southcenter Parkway on April 17 to meet two 7- and 11-year-old girls.

Instead, three Seattle officers were waiting inside the hotel room. When police opened the door and began identifying themselves, Meneley began taking out a gun.

Officers quickly opened fire, killing the man.

A Seattle Police officer who was part of the sting operation was hit in the leg during the shooting.

The officer is expected to recover from the injuries.

The full video of the shooting was released on Friday. It is graphic and may be disturbing. The Seattle Police Department released it as an age-restricted YouTube video. If you would like to see it, click here.

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