Six shots.
Six shots. SPD

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Seattle police just released dashcam video from yesterday's shooting in the Central District:

The man remains in critical condition today at Harborview Medical Center. Police have not released the names of the officer or the man she fired upon.

According to police: They received a 911 call on Sunday afternoon regarding domestic violence and reportedly suicidal man. When officers arrived three minutes later, at about 1:45 p.m., they found the partner of the man, but the man himself was nowhere to be found. Then he appeared.

Sixteen seconds elapse between the officer's first sight of the man and shots being fired. The man walks forward holding two knives. The officer yells at him seven times to drop the knife, he doesn't, and when he's roughly one car-length away, she fires six shots. He collapses to the ground.

"Oh, fuck me," she says. Other officers tell him to stay on the ground.

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At a media briefing at the scene yesterday, Detective Mark Jamieson said, "One officer had to fire their service weapon," seeming to justify the shooting.

Perhaps as a result of criticism from the Community Police Commission and others over how it presents information about shootings, the SPD pointedly says on its website today that it "does not intend to convey any interpretation or prejudgment of any of the involved parties."

As in other cases, the department will initially investigate itself: an SPD unit called the Force Investigation Team, or FIT, will lead an examination of the circumstances and the use of deadly force. The officer has been placed on leave.

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