Officer dead, another seriously hurt after shooting in Bothell, Washington
UPDATE – Just after 3 a.m., officers say the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
BOTHELL, Wash. – One police officer was killed and another was seriously hurt after a pursuit late Monday in Bothell, authorities said.
Officers were searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect, police said during a news conference shortly after midnight Tuesday. K9 teams were searching the area, police said.
Police activity in Bothell is investigation of an officer involved shooting. Suspect is at large, armed with a handgun, B/M, gray tank top, baggy sweatpants, Afro hair style. Multiple K9s still in area. Call 911 with info.
— Bothell Police (@BothellPolice) July 14, 2020
Aaron Snell with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team said Bothell police were conducting a traffic stop at 9:40 p.m. There was a short pursuit with reports of someone running from a vehicle. More officers responded and found one police officer dead and a second seriously injured.
The second officer was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center where that person was listed in satisfactory condition at 11:00 p.m., according to a hospital spokesperson.
The officers had not been identified as of early Tuesday morning.
BREAKING: Officer involved shooting in #Bothell. This is the view down Bothell Way NE. Massive police presence. Officers have set up a large perimeter around the the center of the city #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/hVYMPdnE8b
— Jennifer Lee (@JennLeeTV) July 14, 2020
No further details have been released.
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