The Seattle Police Department has released dash-cam footage from a Sunday car chase with an armed suspect that ended in a deadly shootout.
NBC News described the lead-up to the fatal confrontation:
Officials initially received got a call from a coffee shop in the city’s famed Pike Place Market at around 12:35 p.m. local time (3:35 p.m. ET) after a sweating suspect who was “acting nervously” entered the cafe.
“He began manipulating a handgun in his pocket, leading employees to call 911,” according to police.
The suspect left and was then seen threatening employees and brandishing a gun in a nearby Turkish restaurant, a surfing and snowboarding store and finally a tattoo parlor, according to police.
He then ran into an alley behind the tattoo parlor where he commandeered a red Volkswagen Golf, police said. He then carjacked a red minivan, and tried unsuccessfully to take a Mercedes at a local gas station, before going on to steal the Chevy Camaro from a car rental agency, which is when police began pursuing him.