On Saturday a man with a knife was reported trying to steal a car on the top of Queen Anne hill in Seattle. The man appeared to be James Slade, 31, who was wanted nationwide. For not reporting to his community corrections officer, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. When Seattle police caught up with Slade, they demanded he put his weapon down. Despite this, he continued approaching an officer with a knife. The police had to use guns and the suspect was shot 20 seconds after the first encounter. As can be heard on the footage from the dashcam video, he pleaded with the officers to “kill him”.
Slade was not fatally injured, and the police arrested him. It was the fifth time he got into shooting with police officers in the last six months.
The suspect is currently in the hospital in critical condition although the police say his life is not at risk.