Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

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The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday identified the man who was killed after a shootout with police in Burien Sunday night (Aug. 10) as Tyrone “Ty” Bandy, 45.

Bandy died of gunshot wounds early Monday morning, after being shot by police at his home in the 1200 block of SW 160th Street.

As we previously reported, deputies responded to Bandy’s house around 7 p.m. Sunday night after his live-in girlfriend called 911 to report that he had assaulted her.

Police believed they had probable cause to arrest him, but Bandy refused and barricaded himself inside his home.

Hostage negotiators were called in, as was a SWAT team. Bandy, who police say was intoxicated at the time, told police he would shoot them if they tried to enter his house. Later in the evening, Bandy began firing from the front of the house toward the street. Police returned fire in the second round of gunshots, fatally wounding Bandy, who died after being taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Police involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as is custom.

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20 Responses to “Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified”
  1. Rod Sannes says:

    They couldn’t take him to Highline Hospital 2 blocks away??????????

    • Burienite says:

      Come on folks. He sustained what became mortal injuries. Do you really think that Highline Medical Center is equipped for that? Highline isn’t even a Level 4 trauma facility(maybe not even that).

      People in King County (actually throughout the region) who have serious and critical injuries go to one place: Harborview Medical Center.

      Educate yourselves before you press the thumbs down button.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Harborview is a level #1 trama center set up to deal with this. I don’t believe HH is.

  3. tiffany kolar says:

    what they couldnt have thrown in smoke bombs or whatever they are called iam sure they could have used some other tactics besides death…once again the cops suck!!!!

    • DS says:

      So what are the cops supposed to do when they are getting shot at?? You suck

      • Maggie Friant says:

        The cops suck! They are gun happy idiots! Period! They think because they wear a badge it gives them the right to kill. I’m sick of hearing how they put their lifes on the line everyday for us so f’ing what! They knew what they had to do when they took the job. What about our military people who fight for our freedom, come back all screwed up in the head and because of it they kill a spouse or anyone for that matter, they go to prison over it! Our country is so fing screwed up. Those cops say Ty was intoxicated then they should of did things differently tear gas or something. No instead they have to shoot him how many f’ing times. I f’ing hope they can live with the fact that they not only took the life of a 11 year old girls father, but a son, a brother, a uncle, a cousin, a friend, and a true solid God loving man. Karma will get these 3

        • Chaz Domingoson says:

          If this god loving man didn’t slap his girlfriend /wife and put his daughter,brother, mother and father you claim he loved so much, first, he would have came out with his hands up. Instead it turned out he was a selfish idiot and got what was coming. Nothing personal, just my opinion.

        • frustrated says:

          I am sorry, but I think we are forgetting about the fact that this guy (for whatever reason) decided to shoot a gun out of his house into a neighborhood full of innocent people. I live very close to this house. As much as I feel for his family and wish this ended differently, I appreciate that the police made the decision to do what was needed to keep my family safe. He clearly wasn’t in a right state of mind, and I suspect what might have worked for a rational person wasn’t effective here. Would those of you who think the police should have sat back and waited have felt differently if he left the house and started shooting , or if one of his bullets hit someone in a passing car or nearby house?

    • TH says:

      So with police standing outside for over 5 hours trying to convince him to come out naturally isn’t enough?? What else do you want the police to do? Wait till he harms someone else first…and then what will you say… why didn’t the cop stop him before… yeah real smart answer there tiffany… plus he shot at police first what do you think the outcome will be…

      • Maggie Friant says:

        Tear gas him it didn’t have to end in his death. Of course their going to say he shot first, and of course because their cops they’ll be believed sad cause this world is full of liars yes even cops

    • Deanne says:

      Wait didn’t he fire on the police first? So how is it the police’s fault because they returned fire? If someone attempts to shoot at me I am not going to hand them a flower and negotiate with them regardless of intoxication or not.

    • devilsadvocate says:

      Yeah, well all you folks who think the cops suck, they should have tear gas, smoke bombs, whatever, next time someone shoots at you, just throw rocks and see how far that gets you. Dumbshits

  4. stewart says:

    I had spoken with someone related to the incident. They said that the ambulance that transported the gunshot victim left without its lights or sirens on. Perhaps he had already passed before they had a chance.

    Too bad they had to show this particular photo of the guy with that “wife beater” of a shirt on. There were much photos of this guy to choose from. I guess they thought that this particular photo was more suggestive to the story line. B-town blog sucks too!

  5. jimmy says:

    Well let’s this guy beat his girl friend up cops show he locks himself in his house. OK he is drunk at this time so the cops call in people to try to talk to him no gun shots no pepper spray just a simple hey come out of the house. Then after 4+ hours this guy start shooting at the cops so what do people expect them todo. Well some on here think they are just suppose to walk away let the guy shoot up area. No they did what there train to do in that situation yes its very unfortunate that it came to pulling a trigger. I have a good feeling that some of the people complaining about the cops ether watch a little to much 24 hours news /fake reality shows or dress like criminals bump the bass on there cars so the cops hear from a block away and give cops dirty looks and then wonder why they get stopped. Sorry real reality can be a little tuff to take at times you can’t change the channle on life that quickly sometimes. And look at this way how often has a burien officer been involved in a shooting like this it does not happen that often if ever so please dont get the wrong idea there not all bad just because what see on TV or here in a song

  6. Mike says:

    It is so comforting to me to know that Mr. Bandy’s neighbors think it is a good thing that the police shot and killed him. I hope they remember what goes around comes around. When they have problems, perhaps the police will shoot them or their children.

  7. watchful says:

    Good comments Jimmy! Spell checking your work will enhance your credibility.

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