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October 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Police shoot suicidal man after car chase ends in Bothell

A Friday afternoon police chase ended in Bothell near the Wayne Golf Course on 96th Avenue Northeast when an officer shot the man who was driving this truck (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

UPDATE 6:00 P.M.| The man shot by police is a 68-year-old Edmonds man, according to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). The man’s condition at Harborview Medical Center is unknown, according to a news release.

Three agencies were involved in pursing the man, according to SMART: the Edmonds Police Department, Mountlake Terrace Police Department and Bothell Police Department.

EARLIER POST | A man who was reportedly armed and suicidal was shot and wounded by police in Bothell this afternoon following a pursuit that began in Edmonds, police said.

The man has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition was not immediately known.

According to Cmdr. Don Duncan of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, three different law enforcement agencies were involved in the incident.

At about 1:30 p.m., an Edmonds woman called police and said her husband, who she said was suicidal and possibly armed, had driven away in the couple’s pickup, Duncan said. Edmonds police spotted the pickup near state Highway 104 and Interstate 5 and began what Duncan described as a slow-speed pursuit.

Police set up a spike strip on Bothell Way Northeast (Highway 522) in Bothell, which the man ran over, flattening two tires on the pickup. Duncan said the pickup came to a stop about a half-mile away, near the entrance to Wayne Golf Course  in Bothell.

Duncan did not elaborate on what happened next, but at least one officer opened fire on the man, wounding him. Duncan did not say where the man was when he was shot, but there were bullet holes in the pickup’s windshield.

Duncan did not say whether the man was armed or whether he made any threatening moves before he was shot.

Duncan said officers from the Bothell, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace police departments were present when the man was shot. But Duncan did not identify how many officers fired nor the department(s) they work for.

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team is investigating the shooting.

 

| More in The Blotter | Topics: Bothell Police Department, Edmonds Police Department, Mountlake Terrace Police Department


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