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Seattle police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a downtown 7-Eleven in the 600 block of 1st Avenue at 1:18 p.m. A witness told the Seattle Times that the suspects attempted to steal chips, soda, and a case of Heineken from the store.

After the suspects allegedly robbed the store at gunpoint, they fled and encountered police a block away. A hand-to-hand fight broke out between a responding officer and a 19-year-old male suspect who was armed with a handgun. During the fight, a 17-year-old female suspect hit the officer over the head with a bottle.

The male suspect then ran to the entryway of a nearby office building where he fired at police. Officers fired back. The suspect then went inside the building at Madison Street and Western Avenue, barricading himself inside. Employees inside the building were instructed to shelter-in-place. Police blocked off several streets around the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.

KIRO Radio’s Josh Kerns was at the scene and said that he heard a loud explosion in the building, likely a flashbang, and then saw several medics rushing to that scene.

“There are dozens and dozens of Seattle police,” Kerns reported. “Very tense, there are guns drawn … Major, major response. Unlike anything I’ve seen in some time.”

A SWAT unit eventually entered the building and found the male suspect dead inside. While officers did shoot at the suspect earlier, it is unclear exactly how he died. The King County Medical Examiner will make that determination.

The female suspect was apprehended nearby, shortly after the male was found. After interviewing her, a second 19-year-old male suspect was identified. He was taken into custody around 6 p.m.
Injured Seattle police officers

A police spokesperson said that one female officer, 42, was wearing a Kevlar vest and was shot in the chest. She was released from Harborview Medical Center after being treated. She is a three-year veteran of the force.

A male officer, 30, was shot in the face and ribs and was in serious, but stable condition Thursday night. He is a two-year veteran of the force.

A bullet grazed the hand of another officer. He is a 27-year veteran of the police department.

A fourth officer was treated at the scene after a bottle was broken over his head.

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... the SPD officers are doing well in the after action of this 'let's grab free stuff' shoplifting spree, that turned deadly for the perpetrators on contact with law enforcement.

The good thing that came out of this, was the overwhelming support from other agencies, near and far, that came to render assistance, aid and support.

I have never seen images of so many police and first responders in one crowded location.

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Seems that the criminals in Seattle lack ambition.
Armed robbery of 7-Eleven for chips, a soda, and case of Heineken.
They would have been better off hitting Starbucks for their tip jar.



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Originally posted by kimber1911:
Seems that the criminals in Seattle lack ambition.
Armed robbery of 7-Eleven for chips, a soda, and case of Heineken.
They would have been better off hitting Starbucks for their tip jar.


They wouldn't be in Starbucks ... they are more likely to bump into someone carrying.

The 711 was a "fun thing to do". They did not count on running into two uniformed SPD bicycle officers, just one block away from their chosen place of 'fun'.



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Originally posted by kimber1911:
Seems that the criminals in Seattle lack ambition.
Armed robbery of 7-Eleven for chips, a soda, and case of Heineken.
They would have been better off hitting Starbucks for their tip jar.


They wouldn't be in Starbucks ... they are more likely to bump into someone carrying.

The 711 was a "fun thing to do". They did not count on running into two uniformed SPD bicycle officers, just one block away from their chosen place of 'fun'.


Besides that they would have had to walk almost, not quite, two blocks before they came to their first Starbucks Too much work.


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