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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed After High-Speed Police Chase

A Shoreline police officer was chasing a speeding motorcyclist headed north on 15th Avenue Northeast when the motorcyclist crashed into a car.

A motorcylist died Friday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed following a high-speed chase, according to media reports.

According to KOMO News, the motorcyclist was headed north on 15th Avenue Northeast when he crashed into a car at Northeast 175th Street. The unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. 

King County Sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart said the motorcycle was stolen, though police didn't know that at the time.

Urquhart said officers broke off the pursuit just before the crash occurred, KING 5 reported.

"We can start a pursuit for just about anything," Urquhart told KING 5. "The question becomes when do we terminate a pursuit, and the general rule of thumb is the pursuit is terminated when it becomes too dangerous to continue, and clearly that's what happened in this case."

The King County Major Accident Response and Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the incident. 

An autopsy on the motorcyclist's body is pending by King County Medical Examiner.

Angela Shook August 14, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Justin Burris Sr. was a young babyfaced father of 3 small children. Youngest son "Justin" will be one in 12 days. 2 years and 4 years. He has struggled in his life but in the end that is what he is a Father, Son, Husband and a great friend that his addiction kicked his A** in the end!
trippy August 15, 2011 at 07:35 AM
Justin we will all miss u. And also ur sarcasm. It was cool getting to know you. Your friend. Trippy
Tony Dondero (Editor) August 15, 2011 at 05:40 PM
To Summer and Angela, this is Tony Dondero, Shoreline Patch editor: Since you both posted photos can you e-mail me at tony.dondero@patch.com so I can get your e-mails? Thanks.
Rachel August 15, 2011 at 05:50 PM
He was a great friend,brother and classmate. Just cause he didn't follow the letter of the law doesn't mean he didnt love his children. aside from his downfalls Justin was a wonderful guy with lots of love to give. He always stood up for people who couldn't stand up for themselves. He had the best smile an when he was a kid he had the cutest chubby cheeks.. Some of his choices are unfortunate but it doesn't mean he wasn't a good person.. Justin always tried hard to do better but old habits die hard. I've known him sine he was 12 he was my friend an I will forever miss him.. By the way it's rude to speak I'll of the dead especially when you have no idea what your talking about
Jim August 15, 2011 at 07:32 PM
He was a thief that was breaking the law. His actions causes his death and could've easily hurt someone else. How is that being big hearted and kind? Did he deserve to die probably not, but he rolled the dice and now the people that know him are hurt as well! Selfish actions being held up by selfless people.
Moxie August 16, 2011 at 12:12 AM
I feel for the car driver - he or she was no more than the physical object that an irresponsible, speeding biker managed to destroy himself on. That person was injured and is stuck with what are presumably extremely unpleasant memories forever.
tony August 16, 2011 at 12:17 AM
I was the first person at his side after the accident and tried to help him but he was already gone. My prayers go out to his family. Tony
Alice McCullough August 16, 2011 at 01:07 AM
I live 1 block away from where this happened. I prayed for him, his family, his friends and the young women in the car. I didn't see someone who ran from the police. I saw a human being and I was devastated and so sad. I would like his family and friends to know how much so many people cared for him right after this happened. We were there and gave him respect. God Bless you all and take care. with love.
Alice McCullough August 16, 2011 at 02:12 AM
I also feel it was very unnecessary to leave him there in the street and for the media to show that and sensational that. That is why I stayed. To respect him. How anyone who saw it, beyond caring for the woman in the car, can be so heartless is beyond me. Seeing what we saw, wow. Have some compassion. He was speeding. Maybe a high speed chase was not in order. My God. http://www.facebook.com/sabasmom
tiffany August 16, 2011 at 05:36 PM
I am sickened by what some of you people are saying, yes Justin made bad choices and did things he shouldnt have done but beyond all that he was a loving and caring person, To the people that are saying rude shit are you saying you have never done anything wrong in your life? Well I call bullshit maybe you should try and have a heart and feel for his friends and family right now! JUSTIN YOU WILL BE VERY MISSED AND WE WILL ALL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY UNTIL THEN MUCH LOVE.RIP JUSTIN!
Tony Dondero (Editor) August 16, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Tony the editor, here. Thanks everyone for commenting. I realize this is an emotional topic but let's try to refrain from personal attacks and profanity. Here's the link to Patch's terms of use: http://shoreline.patch.com/terms.
Dan Grannan August 16, 2011 at 07:04 PM
Hey Jason, go f#ck yourself! You spineless, heartless little speck of crap. No one cares about your opinion.
tony August 16, 2011 at 08:27 PM
When and where is the funeral?
Jason August 16, 2011 at 08:31 PM
C'mon Dan, you're in your forties but you're talking like a high school kid. Another question: who is going to pay for the damages he caused?
Kari Stephenson August 16, 2011 at 08:41 PM
The media needs to ultimately stop slandering Justin. Does it matter that Justin stole the bike, or was running from the cops, or that he had struggles? We lost a son, brother, father, cousin, and a very loved human being. We all have struggles and fight our own demons. In the end, we all face the same fate. No need to judge. All need to realize how your words sting the already bleeding wound of our family. Rest in peace Justin, hope you are in a better place, please give love to Gramps and Uncle Travis. See you again.
joseph webb August 16, 2011 at 08:59 PM
HOW DARE THE NEWS AND ALL U OTHER PEOPLE SHAME ON A MAN THATS DEAD!!! WHO CARES WHAT HE DID , OR HOW MUCH TROUBLE HE GOT INTO THE MANS DEAD SHOW SOME RESPECT... LOOK AT ME IM NOT UPSET AT HIM " I AM THE OWNER OF THE BIKE" AND I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I SEE THE MOTHER FACE TO FACE AND HUG HER AND TELL HER THAT HER SON WAS A GOOD SON SHE JUST MADE MISTAKES ... IF ANYONE KNOW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNERAL OR HOW I CAN GET A HOLD OF THE MOTHER PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 206 335 5484... P.S. I AM THE ONE WHO LEFT THE HELMET BY THE FLOWERS TO SHOW MY RESPECTS... THE BIKES CAN BE REPLACED SCREW THE BIKE BUT A BRIGHT YOUNG MANS LIFE IS GONE !!! SO LEAVE HIM ALONE AND LET HIM REST IN PEACE!!
tiffany August 16, 2011 at 09:25 PM
To joseph webb: more people in this world need to be like you! I will pass your number on to his brother so he can give you details. Thank you for not having anger and being understanding you sound like a great guy! And to anyone I may have offened im sorry I was just in a rage when I read those horrible post.
Kim August 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Look at all of you... All of the hurtful things you post... You dont even know him. You have no idea what kind of person he was. He was an amazing person with a huge heart who care about everyone. Sometimes addiction takes control of ones life and they make horrible choices that doesn't give you the right to tash talk him or anyone for thst matter. Justin When it came down to it you were a good person and father. For everyone else please remember.... GOD is his ONLY judge Joseph, you are a GREAT man.
Heather August 17, 2011 at 06:40 AM
Whether we can admit it or not, you have ALL done stupid and dangerous things that could have harmed ourselves, friends, family or strangers. No one is perfect because we are human. We have all done something that could have ended fatally..... Texted and drove, road rage, left our child unattended in the yard, took a right and almost hit a person in the sidewalk. Justin would have never wanted to hurt someone. I have to admit that I may have judged him not knowing the circumstances but I have lived my life dealing with a family member that made a fatal mistake. My uncle died after he had too much to drink. He was the most amazing person I knew but he made a tragic mistake and ultimately paid for it with his life. I hope Justin's family finds some good in what happened. People will think twice about choices they make because of his choice. The man who owned the bike is a real man. It's amazingly gracious to stand up and support his family.
Jason August 17, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Oh great, the patch is deleting comments now? Yes, let's make the thief look good. Pathetic.
Kim August 17, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Jason.... Do yoy really have nothing better to do?
Kim August 17, 2011 at 04:34 PM
You*
Kim August 17, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Tony, email me @ kimsaxen@gmail.com and I can give you details if you'd like.
Ricky Swanson August 18, 2011 at 03:48 AM
To Mr. Joseph Webb You are a true gentleman in my book who obviously has compassion, and is not afraid to show it. You have all my respect, and I would be honored to have a friend such as yourself. Thank you for your kindness and being a stand up guy. I'm sure all, including Justin himself appreciate you. Good day to you Joseph, and stay awesome. Rest In Peace, Justin Burris. I've only met you the one time, but you sure gave me the impression that you would definitely be a good guy, and even better friend for someone to have. I'll see you at the pearly gates. All respect, Ricky
Kari Stephenson August 19, 2011 at 01:48 AM
Joseph-there is a funeral planned. I am texting you details.
joseph webb August 19, 2011 at 02:55 AM
thanks ricky,, kari , tiff, and kim thank u all.... life is from god ... we dont need to point fingers at no one !!! especially when there dead.... my 2 tours to iraq pssssss.... i seen enough people die,,, let justin rest ........ on a good note i pick a new bike up next week and every time i slap that helmet on im gonna think about justin and the burris family ,, matter in fact im getin the exact same model and color to dedicate to the family !!! i love bikes but human life has no price tag!!!!! yo JASON!!! MY BIKE IS GONE DO U SEE ME POINTEN FINGERS!!!???
teddy daniel September 02, 2011 at 11:17 AM
yo, justin was best friend out here on the streets... and when your out here, true friends are hard to come by. so therefore, to all of u who talk of justin as if u really knew him, which u didn't. don't be tryin to use his death as a way to feel cool or somethin. none of u had any idea of what he was going through within these last few months of his life. dope grabs ahold of us addicts and when i said us!!! i'm meaning me as well. so before u begin to talk bad on someone cuz of the way they lived there life, i'd shut the fuck up if i were u..... cuz you have no idea the hell and self imprisonment an addict will subconciously put themselves through... the constant depression, the lac of self worth, if justin could've just been able to make it just a little bit longer fightin off his own demons.... then this would've never happened. next time you find a family member, friend, or loved one suffering from addiction maybe you'll learn something from this tragic and unnecessary event and instead treatin a motherfucker like he's a piece of shit, u might want to take a more supportive approach and help them by all means to ensure that this doesnt happen to him/her!!!! R.I.P. justin.... your homie and friend for life teddy daniel!!!!
frank November 15, 2011 at 02:53 AM
i hope im alive when you die to call you names for anything bad you've ever done, i couldn't even do that, you are terrible, i could never be that insensitive about someone, especially someone so great, you don't even know him, what is the matter with you!!!!!!?????
kristina geyer December 09, 2011 at 01:55 PM
I didnt know justin all that long but long enough for him to leave his mark in my life and heart. He was a wonderful person with a long history of unfotunate circumstances...he came to me before i moved from everett to idaho and said, "kristy i think im going to idaho with u" i was sooo excited knowing he was facing yet some more unfortunate things he probably couldnt escape. He asked about getting an id in idaho so he could get a job and my reply was i am going this trip blind too but even if u cant obtain it ill give u a place to start over from. Hoping his biological father would be joining us later. Im not sure what made him stay and i wish i could have shoved him in my pocket and made him come with but he decided at the last minute to stay behind. I hugged him and told him please be careful. Not even a week after this conversation is when he left us and traveled his own path to heaven, i assume? He reached out for help but i couldnt make him go, if only?
The Duchess December 09, 2011 at 09:10 PM
TO: Moxie,Jason ,Jim etc: You feel for the driver of the car because he/she may or may not have unpleasant memories. The driver on the bike who lost his life you feel what resentment, anger ? I feel ashamed,embarrassed that people can leave thoughtless,stupid comments with no value at all on peoples situations they know nothing about. These people the accident all the pain and sorrow have nothing to do with you and will not make any difference in your sad empty life. Comments such as yours and others do not belong here. You have done nothing good in any way by posting them. What you have done is hurt a grieving family, and insulted a mans memory. You know nothing about him or anyone else involved. Grow up and step up to the art of being human. If any friend or relative of the people making said comments were to experience what this family is and has been going through. Comments so empty and worthless as these would be devasting to them as they are to this mans family. It is cowardly to hide in a public forum. Stand in front of his children or Parents and make your comments ! Never happen, why: Your all cowards of the worst kind. You have to destroy others to feel better and when it is a deceased person you have hit bottom.

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