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UPDATED 4:28 PM PT – Friday, August 20, 2021
Prosecutors said a Seattle couple would likely not be faced with charges for a fatal hit and run after they fled in their car to avoid other people trying to attack them. Police reported a 30-year-old man living at a Seattle homeless encampment was run over and killed on July 27 after the couple with a two-week-old in the backseat sped away from a group of assailants who attacked the vehicle.
Video footage showed a verbal dispute at the camp escalated into a brawl as the group attacked the car with pieces of wood and a machete. The couple reportedly went to the encampment to locate recently stolen items.
In the video, the couple can be seen returning to their vehicle following the attack and circling a group of individuals with the car. The 30-year-old man was hit before the car sped away.
Prosecutors went on to say two men with extensive criminal histories have been arrested for the attack.