Person-of-interest in Seattle officer killing shot

November 6, 2009 5:14:41 PM PST
Police on Friday shot and wounded a person-of-interest sought in the Halloween night killing of a Seattle police officer, just as a massive memorial service for the officer drew to a close.

Tukwila police spokesman Mike Murphy says the shooting occurred as officers served a search warrant at an apartment complex in the south Seattle suburb.

Television footage showed dozens of cruisers surrounding the building, while some officers examined a car that, though covered by a tarp, resembled the profile of an old Datsun believed to have been seen nearby when the officer was killed.

Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton was shot and killed as he sat in a car with an officer-trainee after a traffic stop on Oct. 31. Thousands of officers from around the country attended a memorial Friday for Brenton at KeyArena in Seattle.