Suspect in cafe killings shoots self, Seattle police say
A suspect in the deadly shootings in Seattle this afternoon was caught on camera.
May 30th, 2012
03:35 PM ET

Suspect in cafe killings shoots self, Seattle police say

[Updated at 7:47 p.m. ET] Seattle police say the same suspect was behind both of the fatal shootings Wednesday that left a total of four people dead and two critically wounded. The suspect shot himself as police closed in.

[Updated at 7:25 p.m. ET] A man believed to be the gunman in the killings at a Seattle cafe shot himself as police moved in on him Wednesday afternoon, police said. His condition was not immediately known.

[Updated at 6:22 p.m. ET] A fourth fatality has been reported in a shooting at a Seattle cafe and an apparent carjacking that already left two men and a woman dead, and three others seriously wounded, police reported Wednesday.

Two men were killed at a coffeehouse in the city's University District, while a woman died in the carjacking, Seattle police said. Three more people - another two men and a woman - were wounded at the coffeehouse. One victim in the cafe shooting has life threatening injuries, and two others are seriously wounded, according to police.

 Investigators were looking for any connections between the two incidents, which happened about four miles and a few minutes apart, police spokesmen said.

"We're definitely in a dynamic situation right now," Deputy Police Chief Nick Metz told reporters.

Police found the black Mercedes SUV involved in the apparent carjacking abandoned. Video from the scene showed a handgun on the driver's seat of the vehicle. A K-9 is being used to track the suspect. Police officers have brought the dog to inspect the vehicle a few times during the search.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 30 and 40 years old, with a medium build, brown hair and a goatee or beard, police said. He fled on foot following the shooting at the cafe, police said.

"Whether he is armed at this time, we don't know," Metz said. But he added, "We're assuming he's very dangerous."

Metz warned residents in the area not to open their doors if anyone came by who they did not know. He also urged residents to make sure all their doors were locked.

CNN affiliate KIRO reported multiple ambulances, police officers and fire trucks were at the scene.

For more information on the shooting check CNN's local affiliates in Seattle: KOMO, KCPQ, and KIRO.

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soundoff (218 Responses)
  1. CafeRacerKills

    Sounds like biker gang retaliation... probably having something to do with a bike sale gone wrong via Ebay or CraigsList... my guess...

    May 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jac

      Where did you come up with that theory? Sounds absurd to me.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      No, that's just stupid, as is the name you made up just for that post. It's not a biker kind of place. It's the kind of place musicians go to for breakfast the morning after a gig, very friendly, laid back atmosphere. This is really sad.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patriot822

      LOL.... Open and Shut Case! You have solved it

      May 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tacoma man

    The lakers could of used that shooter lol

    May 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaeldw

      Oh you baddd. Hahaha.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      You IDIOT !

      May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scott

    @Tacoma man. Worth repeating. You IDIOT !

    May 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Sounds like the shooter was a Californian. Would – like – totally – like – make -like -sense man – like.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick

    Wow...in Saginaw Mi they've had 12 shooting deaths in six days. I'd say that's a bit more newsworthy. At least Seattle has what they can call a police department.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gary Miller

    More Americans get killed in their home town streets than in illegal wars. is it not Divine Retribution?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • NotBuyingIt

      No, it's called life.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozark

      You're an imbecile.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tammy

    if it was your family it would not be so funny

    May 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Posh4nate

    Gee. How come no one from the far right has posted yet to say it has nothing to do with the 2nd ammendment, and why don't we Progressives leave them alone?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Because you libs haven't questioned our rights as law-abiding citizens based on the actions of one criminal who's probably using an illegal weapon yet.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. oscar

    Well at least florida was'nt in the news today. yet that is. thier is some crazy stuff giing on everywhere you didnt hear about stuff like that 30 years ago. My oppioin is the way they were raised some parents just dont care that much anymore. just sayin'

    May 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Oh Sweet Oscar: Florida IS in the news today..... another cannabalism by a designer druggie!

      May 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Count Chocula

      Your spelling is clearly indicitive of the poor public education system in Florida. No wonder Floridians are in the news constantly. Who gets high on bath salts anyway? Good lord you guys are mesed up down there. I know, I know different article but it goes to my point. This was a tragic event by normal, human, Seattle based standards.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sqeptiq

      Thirty years ago you didn't hear about a lot of stuff because we didn't have 24 hour cable tv all over the place. I bet you didn't hear about the last 12 supernovas either. They still happened.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bccream

    Another law abiding gun owner at its best ? sorry for the loss of life. Hope someday you realize are only meant to harm innocent or not.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WhackyWaco

    Ummm. Interesting. Shooter was armed with a gun. What else? A sling shot?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Analystgirl

      RE:WhackyWacko
      "Ummm. Interesting. Shooter was armed with a gun. What else? A sling shot?"

      Just laughed my lunch all over my keyboard....thanks.

      May 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank the tank

    Dang I'm hungry!

    May 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John

    Another white shooting. Go back to Europe!

    May 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Oops! Sorry, we were banned to the New World. Feel our wrath scraeling!

      May 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Renea

    We need to pray for all involved.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Zaphod

    Did you not watch the video? The police shot him. There is no one to find.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
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