• Dashcam footage shows moments leading up to shooting

    By: Joanna Small , KIRO 7 Staff

    Updated:

    SEATTLE - A man who was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by police in the Wedgwood neighborhood has been identified by his family as Marvin Hunter, 47.

    On Monday, the Seattle Police Dept. released dashcam footage from the shooting.

    Officers say they were attempting to arrest Hunter, an illegally armed felon.

    Hunter was also known as "Che Taylor" or "Che T." 

    Seattle police said they spotted Hunter, a felon known to them, and tried to contact him, then fired on him when he refused their orders.

    "Me and my granddaughter were doing laundry and we came from around the corner and I heard like six shots,” a neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said.

    Hunter spent 22 years in prison for robbery, rape, drug possession and delivery, illegal possession of a firearm and assault.

    Police said in an arrest report that Hunter was “clearly armed,” but said at the scene that they “believed he was armed.”

    Hunter's family and neighbors are skeptical.

    "I didn't hear them say ‘Get out of the car.’ I didn't hear them say any kinds of commands or anything before the shots rang out,” the unidentified neighbor said.

    The Seattle Police Dept. says the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, per department policy.

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