Suicidal Man Shoots Self In Head In Burien Wednesday; In Critical Condition
Wednesday morning (Dec. 1) just before Noon, a 23-year old man shot himself in the head near the Burien intersection of SW 146th and 4th SW, in an apparent suicide attempt.
The man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in “extremely critical condition,” according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department.
Urquhart says that police followed the man from the skate park at the intersection of SW 144th and 4th SW, after having received a 911 phone tip that he was suicidal and had a gun.
At about SW 146th and 4th SW deputy cruisers boxed in his car with theirs.
“Before we could have any conversation with him he shot himself in the head,” said Urquhart.
Officers did not fire any weapons, and aside from the victim, no one else was injured.
The man’s identity has not yet been released.