SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle police say they have recovered and are reviewing video of the New Year’s Eve shooting death by a Seattle police officer of a man officers say pulled a gun following a traffic stop.
The Seattle Times reports that police and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not released the name of the man Tuesday, however his longtime girlfriend identified him as 36-year-old Iosia Faletogo. She said the couple have two young sons.
A Seattle Police Force Investigation Team has convened to look into the shooting, which occurred Monday about 5 p.m.
Police stopped Faletogo’s vehicle, headed northbound on Aurora. Police have still not said what prompted them to pull him over.
Authorities say Faletogo stopped but then jumped out of the vehicle and ran west across the Aurora southbound lanes. Three officers caught up with him and a struggle ensued, police said. Police say he was shot when he produced a gun.