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December 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Man arrested in South Seattle had told police to shoot him

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Seattle police are investigating a report of shots fired just south of Columbia City last night.

Around 11:30 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting the shots, according to police spokesman Mark Jamieson. A tipster offered a possible vehicle description.

According to police:

Just before 2 a.m. today, a patrol officer returned to the area and noticed a car with a man inside. The car, parked in the driveway of a house in the 10000 block of 62nd Avenue South, matched the description of the car seen earlier.

The car’s interior light was on, and as the officer approached the car, the man began screaming at the officer to shoot him.

The officer called for backup, and after some negotiating with the 53-year-old man, he was safely removed from the car; a .38 caliber handgun was found on the floorboard of the car, along with two spent shell casings.

Police arrested the man after a database search indicated he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for robbery, police said. The man told officers that he fired the shots they responded to earlier in the night.

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