WATCH: Seattle Police Fatally Shoot Suspect In Pedophile Sting Operation

Police shot a suspect in a pedophile sting operation on Wednesday afternoon this past week. Footage from the officer’s body cam was released on Friday and shows the suspect reaching for his gun when he was subsequently shot dead by police.

A 67-year-old man came to the door of a hotel expecting to meet with two young girls aged 7 and 11. Instead police were waiting for him to come to the door at the hotel, according to KIRO 7.

When he came to the door and the police greeted him, he began to pull out his firearm. He was then shot by police in response.  

“I was running, I could see someone firing a gun,” Eric Wehrmeister, a witness on the scene told KOMO News. “Good thing they were shooting away from my room. You know it could’ve been a lot worse.”

Two officers fired rounds as the suspect, striking and killing him. A bullet grazed one officer’s leg during the operation. 

The officers had been conducting a Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) operation at the DoubleTree hotel in Tukwila. The ICAC unit investigates child sexual exploitation cases including crimes such as production of child pornography as well as possession and distribution of the material.

Read the full story at The Post Millennial.