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September 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Armed man fatally shot by police in South Seattle

Seattle police, responding to a report of a prowler, shot and killed an armed man outside a home in South Seattle late Sunday night.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the man shot by police was the prowler or the person who called in the report.

“It’s a convoluted scene and situation you have here,” Deputy Chief Nick Metz said at the scene.

Metz said around 11 p.m. the Seattle Fire Department received a 911 call reporting some sort of medical emergency involving a man in the street near Renton Avenue South and South Bangor Street.

As medics and police were at the scene, someone in a nearby home reported a prowler in their yard through their alarm company, Metz said.

The caller said that he had a gun and wasn’t afraid to use it, Metz said. The caller was described as agitated, he said.

Police responded to the home in the 6300 block of South Bangor Street. As three officers approached the home they  encountered a man with a gun, Metz said.

Despite several orders to drop the gun, the man raised the firearm.  Two of the three officers fired, killing the man at the threshold of the home, Metz said.

Police expect to be investigating the shooting throughout the night.

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