Late Sunday night (Aug. 10), police shot and killed a man who had barricaded himself inside his home after a domestic violence call in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood. The man – whose identity has not yet been released – died following a shootout with deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office. As we first reported, this all began with a domestic violence incident around 7 p.m. Sunday night in the 1200 block of SW 160th Street, then escalated into something much larger. Neighbors reported that a SWAT team was called out, and a command center was established at Gregory Heights Elementary School (16201 16th Ave SW). Here’s what the Burien Police Department posted on its Facebook page:

“Last night Burien officers responded to a domestic violence incident and attempted to arrest a man for assault in the 1200 block of SW 160. The man refused to come out of his house and brandished a gun while speaking with our officers. Officers backed away from the yard and called for extra assistance. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, Hostage Negotiations teams, and many others responded to the scene. After more than 4 hours of attempting to deescalate the situation and talk him into surrendering, he began shooting at our officers, forcing them to return fire. After shooting him, they were able to take him into custody, and immediately began treating his injuries. He was transported to Harborview and unfortunately, died while receiving treatment at the hospital. Domestic violence calls are among scariest and most unpredictable incidents officers respond to. It’s always our goal to resolve the incident without incident and protect everyone involved. The officers are physically okay, and will be receiving counseling and support before returning back to work.”
Here are some Tweets sent out by the Sheriff’s office: [caption id="attachment_76149" align="aligncenter" width="490"]RogerGee-IMG_2743 Photo courtesy Roger Gee.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_76123" align="aligncenter" width="490"]BurienDVBarricaded2 Photo courtesy Angie Coy-Jackson shows apparent SWAT team members.[/caption] “A domestic violence suspect that doesn’t want to come out and be arrested,” Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog. “He is the only one in the house and he is intoxicated.” Police were attempting to talk him into coming out. One Reader texted us this (to 206-659-8768):
“About 30 cops on our block surrounding a house on 160th right now. Guns drawn. Using a megaphone trying to get a guy named Tyrone out. Between 13th and 14th on 160th. Saying that they want to get ‘his side of the story and sort this mess out.’ 160th is completely closed off by police.”
Here’s another photo courtesy Amy Nevills, who says “Huge response tonight, tactical, medical, police…” GHPolice2]]>