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June 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Man shot on Ship Canal Bridge identified

A man who authorities say was fatally shot by two Washington State Patrol troopers after stopping his pickup in the middle of the Ship Canal Bridge on Monday has been identified as Jonathan K. Whitehead. Whitehead, 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Little is known about Whitehead. His last address was in Marysville and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Medical Examiner's Office, Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police

June 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Troopers involved in Ship Canal Bridge shooting identified

UPDATE 3:41 p.m. Seattle police have released recordings of the 911 calls that came in during the Ship Canal Bridge incident. In one audio clip, a man is heard telling a 911 dispatcher about the burning pickup. “It looked bad,” he said. “… The guy looks insane. You might  want to, like, call police as well. Like,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Ship Canal Bridge, Washington State Patrol

June 17, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Man shot by troopers in Seattle dies at hospital

The Associated Press A man shot by Washington State Patrol troopers on Interstate 5 in Seattle has died at a hospital. A nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle says the man died Monday night shortly after his arrival. He has not been identified. The southbound lanes of the freeway reopened about midnight after a five-hour closure…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: knife, pickup, Ship Canal Bridge

June 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Southbound I-5 blocked at Ship Canal Bridge after trooper-involved shooting

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. | All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 have reopened, the Seattle Police Department said. UPDATE, 10:05 p.m. | At approximately 6:44 p.m., the State Patrol said it received  multiple 911 calls that a man in a tan pickup had stopped his vehicle and was blocking the center lane. As the man exited his vehicle, it caught on fire, according to…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Ship Canal Bridge, Washington State Department of Transportation