A lineup of King County SWAT Team members are seen on the side of the Pawn Xchange building guns aimed at a suspect as he surrenders on the 15400 block of 1st Avenue S in a hostage situation on Feb. 28. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE
UPDATE 2: Three charged- Hostage situation at Burien pawn shop after police exchange gunfire with robbers
Update for March 3
King County Prosecutors charge Deaundre Dillard, 18, Julian Holiwell, 19, and Zakee Woodard, 17, for the Burien Pawn X-Change ordeal.
Update for Feb. 29
The third suspect in an armed robbery turned shootout with police at a Burien pawn shop was arrested on Feb. 29.
The 19-year-old male from South Park escaped the scene of the crime last night.
Update for 10:30pm Feb. 28
The situation is now over but one suspect remains at large. More details on this crime will be posted as they are made available.
Update for 9:30pm, Feb. 28
According to a KOMO News briefing with King County Sheriffs, the hostage situation at Pawn XChange in Burien started with three armed robbers holding the store up. The robbers and police exchanged gunfire and employees locked themselves inside a room. Two have been arrested and one robber is at large, possibly still inside the store.
No injuries from the gunfight have been confirmed by KCSO.
Update for 9pm, Feb. 28
Police have now entered the pawn shop, according to our reporter on the scene. No indication at this time as to whether or not there is still a live hostage situation.
Update for 8 p.m., Feb. 28
No official word from the King County Sheriff's Office on the hostage situation on the 15400 block of 1st Ave S. in Burien, but new details from a witness who works directly across the street from the Pawn XChange:
According to the witness, the incident started at storage units near the pawn shop, not inside the pawn shop as initial reports indicated. He also said the hostage situation is taking place in a vehicle, not the store.
UPDATE: According to our reporter on the scene, police are keeping an eye on both the pawn shop and a white vehicle parked out front, so the hostage situation may be taking place in either location.
He saw a car pull away from the storage units with a KCSO patrol car in pursuit and stop in front of a nail salon at which time occupants fired a weapon at the deputy.
The witness said he saw one man attempt to flee the suspect vehicle as the deputy lowered his rifle and fired back. He saw the fleeing suspect "drop."
As of 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 28 there is a hostage situation at the Burien Pawn XChange on the 15400 block of 1st Ave S. after an apparent robbery gone bad.
King County SWAT Team members are at the store with guns drawn but have not entered the business, according to a Highline Times reporter on the scene.
Witnesses told the Times they heard two gunshots fired outside the store, but it is uncertain at this time who fired the shots or if anyone has been injured.
We will update as the situation develops.
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