Police statement (6:30pm, 5/28): Tonight, Seattle Police released a statement saying they had previously responded to this residence twice before. No police report was written on those occasions due to a language barrier. The Office of Professional Accountability is now reviewing the circumstances to see if all procedures were followed.
Updated: Two people are dead after police say a man killed a woman and then killed himself.
Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of NW 57th St. According to police, the 74-year-old suspect beat the victim with a hammer and possibly other objects. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
The suspect jumped to his death from an apartment window on the south side of the building. “It’s nearly impossible to see, but on the sixth or seventh floor, a screen on window is broken outward,” said My Ballard reader Robby, who sent us photos from the scene. Police noticed the screen and then discovered the body below. Investigators believe the two lived together.
Both Homicide and CSI were called to the scene to gather and process evidence. (Thanks Robby for the photos.)