King County, WA – A King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) detective was shot on Monday morning as he was serving an eviction notice in Ballard, and now authorities are in a standoff with the gunman.
Seattle police said the incident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on March 20 near 8th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 54th Street, KCPQ reported.
The detective was reportedly serving an eviction notice on a home located in the 800-block of Northwest 54th Street in Seattle when the suspect opened fire on him.
The wounded hero was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, KCPQ reported.
HAPPENING NOW: A King County Sheriff's Deputy was shot in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood during what I'm told was an eviction notice. The suspect is now barricaded inside his home as the deputy was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) March 20, 2023
Sheriff’s department officials have not yet released any update on his medical condition, nor have they publicly identified the wounded detective.
Seattle police officers and King County sheriff’s deputies are engaged in an ongoing standoff with the suspect, who is barricaded inside his residence, reported.
Streets are shut down and residents have been asked to avoid the area.
Images coming in now from our photographer at the scene. SWAT and officers with shields surrounding a home. @komonews pic.twitter.com/vqensLct8u
— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) March 20, 2023
**Breaking News** 800 block NW 54th St. (Ballard area) Shots fired during eviction notice being served by King County Sheriff. The suspect who shot a sheriff deputy is currently barricaded inside his apartment 💥 pic.twitter.com/X3N3QuymKR
— SEATTLESUBMISSIONS (@SEATTLESUBMISS) March 20, 2023
Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s Office on scene with barricaded subject in the 800 block Northwest 54th Street. KCSO Detective sustained gunshot wound. Transported to the hospital and in stable condition. Please stay out of the area. More information when available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) March 20, 2023
DEVELOPING: Heavy and growing police/SWAT presence in Ballard after authorities say a King County Sheriff’s Deputy detective was shot.
Suspect appears to be barricaded in a white apartment building where police are surrounding, some taking cover behind cars. pic.twitter.com/uZw9Jpmk6m
— Sam Campbell (@HeySamCampbell) March 20, 2023
NOW: Major police presence on NW Market Street and 8th Avenue NW in Ballard.
Counting more than 20 police and fire vehicles. Working to get more information. @fox13seattle pic.twitter.com/x6mldUFInY
— Nikki Torres (@NikkiTorresTV) March 20, 2023
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