Utah man reportedly shot, killed by Seattle police after alleged bank robbery

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SEATTLE – Police in Seattle are investigating a Utah man who was shot and killed by a Seattle Police Department officer after the man allegedly carried out a bank robbery.

Q13 Fox News reports that police said 26-year-old Cody Spafford of Utah robbed a bank while wearing a disguise that included makeup, a wig and a skirt.

Police said Spafford eventually crashed his car, and they said he refused to drop a knife he was holding when they confronted him and that he advanced on officers. Spafford was shot multiple times. Court records show Spafford did not have a history of violent crime.

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4 comments

    • D Fisher

      So what your saying is if someone has no history of doing something they couldn’t have done it? Well then everyone turning 18 from here on out is innocent.

  • Dale Yarnel

    Sounds to me like the same old Seattle Police. When facing a man with a knife most police forces would use non-lethal force like a stun gun or bean bags but not Seattle. These guys can’t wait to shoot someone. Horrible. How is it possible for a police department to function sooooo poorly for so long?

    • D Fisher

      What is your source on that statement? A knife is a deadly weapon and it is justified to use a gun. Are you telling me you would try to stop a guy trying to stab you with a Taser? I’m not that stupid and value my life more than theirs.

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