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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 31, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Edmonds man shot by police booked for assault

The man shot by police last week following a low-speed chase from Edmonds to Bothell has been identified as Robert A. Marvin, 68, of Edmonds.

Marvin, who remains in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center recovering from his wounds,  has been booked for investigation of second-degree assault, according to a news release from Aaron Snell, spokesman for the Everett Police Department.

Snell said the officers involved in the shooting are a 22-year veteran of the Edmonds Police Department and a sergeant from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department with 16 years of experience. Both are currently on administrative leave while a multi-agency team of police investigate the shooting.

The officers’ names were not released.

Marvin was reportedly armed and suicidal when his wife called police on Friday and said he had driven away in the couple’s pickup. Edmonds police spotted the pickup near Highway 104 and Interstate 5 and began what police described as a slow-speed pursuit.

The chase wound its way to Bothell, where police set up a spike strip on Bothell Way Northeast (Highway 522), which Marvin ran over, flattening two tires. The pickup came to a stop about a half-mile away, near the entrance to Wayne Golf Course.

Snell said today that Marvin refused to get out of the vehicle and displayed a weapon out the window.  Police opened fire and Marvin was struck several times.

A police report indicated a double-barreled shotgun and live ammunition were visible inside the pickup.

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