Shots fired in police pursuit in Shoreline April 5

Monday, April 15, 2013

From the Washington State Patrol

At approximately 2350 hours on April 4, 2013 a Washington State Patrol trooper assigned to Snohomish County was on patrol on SR-99 near 196th Street in Lynnwood. We are told the trooper was attempting to stop an early model dark colored Mazda passenger car for a lane travel violation. The driver did not stop at which time a pursuit began. The pursuit continued south to N 175th street, then west on 175th a few blocks where it ended near two homes at the end of 175th. A second trooper (in his own patrol car) joined the pursuit. 

As the troopers attempted to get the man to stop, the driver plowed his Mazda into one of their patrol cars.

Both troopers fired their weapons, hitting the suspect at least once in the leg.

It is still under investigation if the driver was shot inside his car or if the shootings happened as he tried to run away from the scene.

The driver (suspect) was the only person in the vehicle.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg.  His condition was not life threatening.

Drugs/Alcohol may be factor and remains under investigation.

The troopers involved in the shooting will be on administrative re-assignment as standard procedure. They were not harmed in the incident, and no other innocent persons were involved.

Shoreline police were advised of the pursuit and were in assistance.


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