Bellevue suspect found dead in Seattle apartment

Police say Adam Gua died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:20pm
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A 28-year-old Bellevue armed car prowl suspect was found dead in a Seattle apartment on Sept. 6, after a standoff with police that lasted just shy of four hours, according to Bellevue police.

On Aug. 29, Bellevue police were responding to an ongoing car prowl at the 1600 block of 184th Avenue Northeast. The suspect fled as the officer approached. He also allegedly shot at the officer. No one was injured and a spent bullet casing confirmed the officer was shot at. No gun was recovered at the scene.

Despite an effort by K-9 search teams and multiple police department agencies to locate the suspect, Gua was not found. He had multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

At about 3:30 a.m. one week later, Seattle police responded to a call from a person in a Capitol Hill apartment in the 100 block of Melrose Avenue East.

They recognized the man sleeping on their couch from media reports that had gone out on Adam Gua, who was wanted in Bellevue.

Seattle SWAT and the Hostage Negotiation Team engaged in dialogue with Gua, but he refused to speak with police. Officers heard a single gunshot at 7:20 a.m., and found Gua dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Following the incident, the Bellevue Police Department continued their investigation into the original car prowl incident. And the King County Medical Examiner’s Office led the investigation into the death of the suspect.

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