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Video: Car-jacking suspect drove wrong way up street and shot at police officers

Published 09/12/2015 | 11:36

US police have released videos showing a carjacker speeding the wrong way up a one-way street, firing out the window at pursuing officers and finally losing control of his stolen sports car as police shot and killed him.

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No bystanders or officers suffered significant injuries in the events on Sunday afternoon, which began when workers at a Pike Place Market coffee shop reported a man with a gun.

Police said the 35-year-old carjacker held several businesses at gunpoint before fleeing from a tattoo shop and hijacking a Volkswagen.

He stole another vehicle at a car rental business and led police on a 70-mph chase through north Seattle before officers slammed into the Camaro head-on.

About a dozen officers fired shots.

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