Seattle police shoot, kill agitated manon September 24, 2012 @ 5:38 am (Updated: 8:50 am - 9/24/12 )
About an hour before the shooting, police say the fire department was responding to a person in a car having what appeared to be some kind of medical crisis.
At about 11:00 p.m., someone inside a nearby house called 911 using a medical alert relay service. Police say he was extremely agitated and said he had a gun and threatened to use it. Officers responded and the man came to the door with a gun in his hand.
"The officers made several very loud commands to drop the gun," Seattle Police assistant chief Nick Metz tells KING 5.
Police say the man refused commands to drop the gun. Metz says he aimed it at one officer and two other officers fired. The man died at the scene despite the efforts of firefighters to save him. No officers were injured. The officers involved were place on administrative leave.
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