The Seattle Police Department has released the above video showing an ambush on officers that took place on New Years Eve.
According to a release by the SPD:
In the video, officers are seen speaking with the domestic violence suspect as, off-camera, one vehicle pulled up rapidly behind the officer’s patrol car and another vehicle stopped farther down the block.
Officers heard gunfire and quickly took cover behind the patrol car, shielded the domestic violence suspect, and returned fire. Police believe the gunman’s car then pulled away. No one was injured in the incident.
Three officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave, per standard department policy. The officers include a nine-year veteran with the department, a five-year veteran, and another experienced officer, who was serving his first day on patrol in Seattle after transferring from another police agency out-of-state.
SPD’s Force Investigations Team will continue to investigate the shooting as homicide detectives search for the gunman. The department will release more details about this incident as information becomes available.
Anyone with information about this case should call the SPD tip line at (206) 233-5000.
—Courtesy of Controversial Times