One night after Seattle Police shot a 59-year-old Alki man who they say pointed an AK-47 at officers, what sparked the incident (here’s our running coverage from last night) remains a mystery. SPD has not updated its public information about the case since this morning, when they reported the man to be in stable condition; tonight our partners at the Seattle Times have published a followup after talking to neighbors and relatives. The man is described as a heart-attack survivor, gardener, music lover, jewelry artist, and retired Metro bus driver, who’s still at Harborview Medical Center tonight. While they have published a name, we do not have direct official confirmation, so we’re not using it here, but that is the same name we heard from a source, as mentioned in our 1st story, where we noted that online records indicate no criminal history. (Our photo is from this morning, when a single police car remained in the alley next to the house, which remained cordoned off at the time, while TV news crews stood along the street nearby for morning reports.)
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