Person-of-interest in Seattle officer killing shot

SEATTLE (AP) - November 6, 2009

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.

Copyright © 2024 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.