Suspect shot and killed by police in Central District was maintenance man with history of threats at Urban League Village apartments

Police say security video shows Taylor during his deadly shooting attack in the museum and apartment complex parking lot

The suspect in a deadly shooting shot and killed by Seattle Police Tuesday night in the Central District was a resident and maintenance employee at apartments in the building also home to the Northwest African American Museum whose behavior people familiar with the circumstances say had become more and more threatening.

Wednesday night, SPD released an edited video showing clips from building security video that captured the parking lot shooting that left one person dead and another critically wounded and police body-worn video showing what SPD says is Taylor approaching police on S Massachusetts and raising his gun as officers opened up with a hail of gunfire, killing the Black suspect. Continue reading

Investigation underway after deadly police shooting during response to reported Central District gunfire — UPDATE

Shell casings are marked in the street along Massachusetts (Image: CHS)

UPDATE: The area around 23rd Ave S and S Massachusetts near the Central District’s Colman Playfield was locked down Tuesday night after Seattle Police shot and killed a man while responding to a reported shooting.:

White tags marked multiple shell casings in the street along Massachusetts and police tape cordoned off a large area around the field across from the Northwest African American Museum and Jimi Hendrix Park. Continue reading