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December 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Man shot by trooper in Snohomish County released from hospital

The man who was shot Sunday after he allegedly tried to run down a State Patrol trooper with his car was released today from Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

The 50-year-old Federal Way man will be now booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempting to elude and second-degree assault, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was shot after a high-speed chase ended in a north Snohomish County parking lot.

The chase started around 6:30 a.m. when a trooper saw a blue Ford pickup driving recklessly on northbound Interstate 5 in South Everett, the Sheriff’s Office said. Troopers pursued the truck at speeds reaching 90 mph. Troopers deployed a spike strip near the 88th Street exit in Marysville, which damaged a tire.

The pickup got off the freeway in Smokey Point, heading east on state Highway 531.  The driver then headed south on Highway 9, until he pulled into a Shell gas station at 164th Street Southeast.

The man was about to to assault troopers with his truck when a trooper shot him at about 7 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.

 

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