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The Today File

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July 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Police recording released from fatal shooting in Gas Works Park

The Seattle Police Department released an audio recording Thursday of  police radio traffic during Wednesday’s shooting in Gas Works Park in which police officers shot and killed a man after he threatened them with a broken bottle.

In the recordings, officers call for a crisis-intervention specialist to calm an agitated homeless man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers.

The man, later identified as Larry Flynn, 42, allegedly attacked a Seattle Parks and Recreation security officer, police said.

When four police officers arrived in the park, the man broke a bottle and threatened the officers. One officer attempted to subdue Flynn with a Taser, but the electrical shocks had no apparent effect.

When Flynn continued to threaten officers with the bottle, two officers fired their guns.

Flynn was shot multiple times and was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he died a short time later.

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