Officer recounts day suspected cop-killer Monfort was shot - The Seattle Times

Mark Dunlap during cross-examination by Christopher Monfort’s defense attorney Todd Gruenhagen, who went into painstaking detail about moment of his client’s arrest, during trial for allegedly fatally shooting Seattle Police officer Tim Brenton, Wed. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times) A police sergeant on Wednesday recounted how officers shot and wounded Christopher Monfort on Nov. 6, 2009, the same day a memorial service was held for the Seattle police officer Monfort is accused of killing. When word that the suspect in Officer Timothy Brenton’s slaying had been shot and taken into custody just as the memorial ended, law-enforcement officers from around the region descended on Monfort’s Tukwila apartment complex where the shooting... Dunlap, testifying in Monfort’s aggravated-murder trial in King County Superior Court, said he had been asked to go to the apartment complex with Seattle police to keep an eye on a Datsun registered to Monfort until Seattle homicide detectives... Police had gotten a tip from the manager of the Terrace Apartments who said Monfort had a vehicle similar to the car that police were seeking in connection with Brenton’s death. Dunlap described how Seattle police were at one end of the apartment complex and Tukwila officers were at the other. In a two-way radio recording played for the court, Dunlap can be heard telling other officers that he can see Monfort leaving his apartment and heading up the driveway. Source: