Update: Police shoot gun-brandishing man at SODO bus stop

January 20, 2014 at 10:45 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 3 Comments

10:45 PM: If you expect to be driving to/from the West Seattle Bridge via 1st Avenue South any time in the next few hours – you’ll likely want to choose an alternate route. There’s heavy police activity at 1st and Hanford, near the on/offramp to/from the westbound bridge, right now after a shooting involving police. No official information about the circumstances yet, but our partners at The Seattle Times report a man in his 30s undergoing CPR after this happened shortly before 10 pm.

11:46 PM: Still no official updates but you can see from KING 5′s report that this was indeed close to the 1st Avenue South ramp on the north side of the bridge.

1:52 AM: Police have just posted a summary on SPD Blotter. They say they were called about a man “waving” a gun at a bus stop in the 2700 block of 1st South (which would be closer to Lander than the address described earlier), and that an officer shot the man while he was still holding the gun. He is described as having life-threatening injuries when transported, but no current condition is given.

2:09 AM: Per radio communications, police are reopening 1st Avenue South.

2:50 PM: SPD has just updated the Blotter summary with news that the 36-year-old man who was shot has died.


  1. My heart goes out to all the families effected by this. There are children without a dad. So very sad. If you know someone who needs you/help/guidance…..don’t give up on them.

    Comment by Bsmomma — 12:39 pm January 21, 2014 #

  2. do you know that he definitely died ?

    Comment by sam-c — 2:45 pm January 21, 2014 #

  3. Just announced by SPD in an update to the Blotter story, literally updated minutes ago: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2014/01/21/man-brandishing-gun-at-bus-stop-shot-by-officer

    Comment by WSB — 2:49 pm January 21, 2014 #

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