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VIDEO: Seattle PD Gunfight Earns Suspect More Holes Than Swiss Cheese

A man robbed a clothing store, shot at a civilian and officers, and lead police on a pursuit before the fatal shooting.

Seattle, WA – Seattle police have released three videos that showed a man firing his gun at civilians and officers on Monday prior to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Magnuson Park.

Kyle Gray, 24, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died Tuesday morning, the Seattle Patch reported.

Police said Gray committed an armed robbery at a Forever 21 store in the Northgate Mall at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, The Seattle Times reported.

When the store manager confronted Gray and an unnamed female suspect, Gray brandished a handgun and the manager backed away.

According to a statement on the Seattle Police Department (SPD) website, Gray and the woman then drove to a nearby apartment complex.

An employee of the complex recorded his interaction with Gray and the woman, who both launched into a profanity-laced tirade after the employee asked them to move their vehicle.

The video also showed Gray as he fired his gun into the ground in front of the employee, who alerted police as the suspects fled in their car.

Soon thereafter, officers located and stopped the suspects’ vehicle. They arrested the female driver, but Gray jumped into the driver’s seat and sped away.

Dashcam footage showed a portion of the pursuit that ensued, during which Gray “fired multiple rounds at officers from his vehicle,” police said.

Gray eventually crashed the vehicle in Magnuson Park and fled the scene.

Bodycam footage captured officers’ search for the gunman, who was soon located in a wooded area.

In the video, multiple officers were heard as they yelled at Gray to show his hands, but Gray did not comply.

He instead walked steadily towards officers, with his hands near his waistband.

“You’re gonna get shot!” an officer warned as Gray defiantly stepped forward.

Gray then stopped, raised the bottom of his shirt, and turned his head down towards his waist.

“Don’t reach!” at least one officer yelled, just before police opened fire.

Police immediately provided first aid until emergency personnel transported Gray to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators recovered Gray’s weapon at the scene.

No officers were injured in the gunfire, and it did not appear that any patrol vehicles were hit, the SPD statement noted.

According to The Seattle Times, Gray was wanted for his failure to report for community supervision, which is the state’s equivalent of parole. A warrant was issued in June due to his noncompliance.

Gray’s supervision status stemmed from May, 2014 convictions for bail jumping and possession of a controlled substance.

He was released from the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in December, 2014.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid leave pending an investigation, per SPD policy.

The unnamed female suspect was charged with assault and robbery, The Seattle Times reported.

You can watch the cell phone, dashcam and bodycam footage of Gray’s altercations in the video below:

HollyMatkin - December Fri, 2017


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