Police car rammed, suspect shot in Lynnwood pursuit

Apr 05, 2013

A Washington State Patrol Trooper assigned to Snohomish County was on patrol on SR-99 near 196th Street in Lynnwood Thursday night about 11:30 p.m., and attempted to stop an early model dark colored Mazda Passenger Car for a lane travel violation.

According to a WSP spokesman, the driver did not stop at which time a pursuit began. The pursuit continued south to 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) was with the initial pursuing trooper. Following the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed one of the trooper’s vehicles.

Both troopers fired at the suspect. The suspect then ran on foot a short distance before being taken into custody.

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 is non-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.  The troopers were uninjured.

The suspect has not been identified at this time.


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