Bothell police identify officer who was shot and killed Monday night

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UPDATE: Police have identified the Bothell police officer who was killed in a shooting Monday night as Ofc. Jonathan Shoop.

Police said he was shot while trying to pursue a suspect in a vehicle around 9:40 p.m. Monday. He passed away at the scene.

Shoop started his law enforcement career at the Bothell Police Department on June 3, 2019, after serving in the United States Coast Guard.

“Jonathan was a dedicated officer who served the City of Bothell with professionalism and compassion,” the police department said in a statement. “Jonathan was well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will be dearly missed.”

Shoop is survived by his fiancé, his mother and his two brothers.


BOTHELL, Wash. — A man who killed one police officer and wounded another while fleeing from a traffic stop in a Seattle suburb was found hiding on a nearby rooftop and arrested without incident early Tuesday, police said.

tweet from the Bothell Fire Department around 11 p.m. PST said two Bothell officers were “down” following a pursuit. Bothell police Captain Mike Johnson later announced that one of them was killed.

For most of the night, Bothell police said they were searching for a male suspect who was armed and wearing a gray tank top and baggy sweatpants. They eventually found him nearby, police said: “Subject was located hiding on a rooftop near the scene.”

It’s unclear what sparked the pursuit and subsequent shooting.

Bothell Fire Department spokeswoman Nicole Strachila said the second officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The officer was in “satisfactory” condition, KING-TV reported.

In a tweet, Bothell Councilman Mason Thompson said he was “heartbroken.”

“My prayers are with the officers who have been shot and their families,” Thompson said.