PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A police officer in Washington state is dead after a shooting and car chase overnight.
The incident occurred in the Seattle suburb of Bothell early Tuesday morning after officers tried to pull over a vehicle, but the driver refused. A car chase ensued and the driver reportedly hit a pedestrian before starting a shootout with officers in which one officers was shot and killed.
Another officer involved in the shooting was taken to a hospital where the officer is listed as being in “satisfactory condition.”
The two officers’ identities have not been released at this time.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee responded to the deadly shooting later Tuesday:
“Trudi and I join Washingtonians in mourning the loss of one of Bothell’s finest. While more information is still being gathered, it appears that the injuries to a second officer shot last night do not seem to be life-threatening. We are relieved to know a suspect has been apprehended and we will continue to follow this situation. I send the deepest condolences to the family and friends of this public servant who was killed while serving the community.”Gov. Jay Inslee on July 14, 2020