A suspected bank robber was shot and wounded by a Stanwood Police Department deputy on patrol around 10:40 this morning.
Police said the robbery occurred at a Key Bank branch at 26606 72nd Ave N.W.
Shots were fired, although it’s unclear whether the suspect fired. Both the deputy and the suspect ended up in the Haggen’s supermarket parking lot, said Everett Police Department spokesman Aaron Snell, who is a member of the law enforcement team that investigates officer-involved shootings.
The suspect was hit by gunfire and airlifted to a hospital. His condition was not publicized by police, but Snell said he was taken into custody.
Neither the officer nor the bank employees were hurt during the incident.
Snell said that police have confirmed that the suspect had a firearm and detectives are investigating whether it was fired.
The Stanwood deputy is a 14-year law enforcement veteran and has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
While some witnesses have reportedly said the man was fleeing the bank on a bicycle before he was shot, Snell said police have not been able to confirm that.