FOLLOWUP: Police release their video from deadly shootout in White Center

Per Seattle Police policy, SPD has gone public with their video from last night’s deadly shootout in White Center. See it here – if you choose to; please note the warning, as you see and hear gunfire in the video, and you see the man who was shot by SWAT officers, before, during, and after the gunfire. We don’t know anything more yet about the man who was killed; he was described only as a 22-year-old man suspected of a Seattle murder that happened “earlier this year.” Officers had gone to the house near 21st/100th to arrest him, and after they announced themselves, police say, he came out of the house holding a gun, and fired at them; they shot back, as seen and heard in the video, and he was declared dead at the scene. Police have also released this photo of the gun with which they say the man was armed, adding that “The gun was reported stolen in King County in June 2021.”

SPD says three officers were involved in the shooting and that they are on paid administrative leave.

ADDED MONDAY: The Seattle Times says the man who was killed was Isaiah Hinds, identified in June as the suspect in a murder at a South Seattle church in March.

22 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Police release their video from deadly shootout in White Center"

  • CarDriver August 6, 2021 (8:30 pm)

    “gun reported stolen”  I thought people bought guns because it would guarantee they’d never get robbed. Guess seeing a gun laying around didn’t scare ’em after all.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees August 6, 2021 (8:50 pm)

    That Glock .45ACP is serious firepower for even SWAT cops to face. This new prohibition on no-knock warrants makes arresting officers sitting ducks. It gives murderers time to arm themselves, position themselves for abushes, take hostages, etc. It was VERY possible that one of his shots could have struck an innocent neighbor or officer.

  • Billy August 6, 2021 (9:23 pm)

    From Seattle Times, “Seattle police, as of April 2021, had made only 15 arrests in the city’s 52 murders last year. ” How frequently do SWAT cops face this type of issue you describe SCDT? What are the warrants for in these types of situations? And do they always drive up in an armored vehicle or does it depend?

    • Rhonda August 6, 2021 (9:45 pm)

      What’s wrong with police swat units arriving in armored vehicles for murder warrants? Do they not deserve safe cover from felony gunfire?

      • Bet August 6, 2021 (10:46 pm)

        Absolutely nothing.

      • Bill August 7, 2021 (8:35 am)

        Is it consistent practice for all murder warrants or just some? What’s the criteria? 

      • fitz August 7, 2021 (9:37 am)

        Rhonda…  as far as I’m concerned, the police need all the defense they can get and I’m fine with an overwhelming show of force.Anyone that has an issue with that has too much empathy for the criminal and not enough for the people who come when they call 911.

        • waikikigirl August 7, 2021 (11:03 am)

          Fritz I believe that is what Rhonda was saying.

  • ManyWonders? August 6, 2021 (10:35 pm)

    If only that Glock were able to record and share its history like this SPD videos?  An expensive high powered handgun purchased legally followed by it being reported stolen fairly recently?  Wonder what it was purchased for? Wonder how it was stolen? Wonder if the weapon will be returned to the person reporting it stolen?  Wonder how the handgun’s owner feels?

    • StopCuttingDownTrees August 7, 2021 (12:18 am)

      That’s an old, 2nd-generation Glock. It was probably purchased new in the mid-90s and wasn’t stolen until this recent wave of King County property crimes.

  • WTF August 6, 2021 (10:50 pm)

    22 years old! WOW. How sad that someone so young knew his life was over, choosing to go out that way (more likely than not because he recently became a murderer) impacting the officers who had to return fire. Beyond popular Seattle belief, LEOs do not want to shoot and kill people! I’m very curious as to this kid’s background and childhood; I’m guessing telltale signs were all over that!

    • Brian August 7, 2021 (9:22 am)

      Ah yes “recently became a murderer”. Love that guilty until proven innocent legal system we have (or in this case, guilty until summarily executed by the state in broad daylight).

      • StopCuttingDownTrees August 7, 2021 (6:26 pm)

        “Executed in broad daylight”? Didn’t you watch the video? He tried to execute the SPD officers in broad daylight by firing 45-caliber bullets at them first. What were SPD officers supposed to do? Take several possibly-fatal hits, gather up their wounded, and retreat?

  • Helpermonkey August 7, 2021 (12:00 pm)

    Have they said which murder he was suspected of? 

    • WSB August 7, 2021 (12:25 pm)


    • Mamabear17 August 23, 2021 (1:19 pm)

      The church shooting in Seattle back in March 2021 of Omari Wallace. Just a bit of insight that the news and media will not share, Isaiah Hinds was shot in the head by Omari Wallace back in October 2020 and survived. 

  • AIDM August 7, 2021 (5:26 pm)

    I’m surprised there is no mention in this or any media coverage of the this being an SPD shooting that occurred in unincorporated King County, i.e. not in Seattle. I know that the warrant was for a Seattle crime, but I would have thought that the King County Sherif’s office would have been the one to have had to execute the warrant. Or it would have been a joint KC/Seattle effort.

  • CarDriver August 7, 2021 (6:50 pm)

    AIDM. While law enforcement generally stays  in their jurisdiction WSB is correct that they can enforce the law anywhere. So yes SPD could stop you and give you a speeding ticket on I5 and WSP could give you a speeding ticket on California Ave.

  • Pat August 7, 2021 (7:19 pm)

    Guns that prevent violence and death are owned by the law abiding citizens.  A gun being used in a violent crime on the day it was reported “stolen” should have a very simple, traceable line of possession.  A glimmer of good news (might be) that a person unable to purchase a gun legally resorted to stealing one.  Gun owners; keep your guns locked and safe.  Could it be the words stolen and loaned are used interchangeably ?

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