The Seattle Police Department released body camera footage Thursday of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.
According to police, officers responded to a series of 911 hang-up calls from a woman in an apartment building in the 600 block of 3rd Ave. W. around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Operators were able to reconnect with the woman, who reported a domestic violence incident.
Two responding officers encountered a man who was armed with a knife and both officers fired their weapons, fatally shooting the suspect.
Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson said Wednesday that the woman inside the apartment appeared to be physically unharmed and was being interviewed by detectives.
At the same time the body camera video was released Thursday, the Seattle-King County NAACP was hosting a community discussion on the enforcement of I-940 in Federal Way.
Leslie Cushman, a citizen sponsor of Initiative 940, works with De-Escalate Washington.
"Any shooting is completely serious, and any loss of life is serious,” Cushman said. “We'll be looking to see how the investigation is carried out - i-940 requires an independent investigation, it has to be completely independent from the agency where the officer was involved."
Cushman did not want to weigh in the on the shooting so soon after the release of the video. She plans to closely follow the investigation.
Crime scene investigators, the Office of Accountability, King County Sheriff’s Office, and detectives with the Force Investigation Team are investigating the shooting.