The armed man involved in a standoff in Bellevue outside the Matthew's Thriftway in the Lakemont neighborhood gave up around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the King County Sheriff's Office reported.
Deputies had connected the 23-year-old man with a shooting in Renton on Monday.
Update 10:15 p.m.:
Sgt. Cindi West said the man surrendered to police and was under arrest after a four-hour standoff outside the grocery store, that left some stranded as the negotiations took place outside.
The 23-year-old Renton-area man was being investigated in connection with a shooting in Renton on Monday that injured another man, West said. The armed man pointed a gun at himself after deputies confronted him in the Lakemont Thriftway parking lot.
The man gave up after negotiators convinced his girlfriend, who had been by his side the entire time, to step away from his car, West said.
Update, 8:10 p.m.: Police believe the armed man involved in a standoff outside a Bellevue grocery store shot another man in the leg on Monday in Renton, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office.
West said the 23-year-old Fairwood man was approached by deputies outside the Matthew's Thriftway as he sat in his car. The suspect then pointed a gun at his own head, prompting a standoff, West said.
The suspect's girlfriend is also near the vehicle, and police are continuing to negotiate with the man.
Meanwhile, those inside the Thriftway have been allowed to leave, but several store employees remain in the area because they cannot access their vehicles. Police have set up a large perimeter in the store's parking lot.
Lisa Callan and her daughter Delaney were in the Thriftway when the SWAT personnel set up outside. The store then made an announcement instructing everyone to move to the back away from the windows in the front of the store.
Lisa Callan said that people inside the store generally were calm.
“I was just, ‘Oh, I guess we’ll hang out away from the glass windows.”
The Callans and a friend were in the store for about an hour while the standoff occurred outside and eventually made their way out a back door and arranged for a ride to pick them up a block away from the store.
“My car is still parked at the store,” Callan said.
“The fire department told us, ‘You got out just in time. The building is being locked down right now,’ ” she said.
More updates to come.
Original post: Bellevue Police and King County Sheriff's deputies are reportedly in a standoff with a shooting suspect near the Matthew's Thriftway in the 4900 block of Lakemont Boulevard SE.
Lakemont Boulevard is closed to traffic in both directions surrounding the area.
KOMO News has reported the male suspect is sitting in a parked car near the grocery store. The Thriftway was originally put on lockdown but everyone inside has since been allowed to leave, according to the TV station.
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