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December 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Trooper shoots man after Snohomish County chase

This post has been updated:

A Washington state trooper shot a man in Snohomish County this morning after a high-speed chase ended in a parking lot and authorities said the suspect was about to ram the trooper with his truck. The man’s injuries were not life threatening, according to police.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was being treated for a gunshot wound, according to police. The trooper was not hurt, nor were any others, according to Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The chase started around 6:30 a.m. when a trooper saw a blue Ford pick-up driving recklessly on I-5 north in south Everett, Ireton said. State Patrol pursued the truck, speeding at up to 90 mph. Troopers deployed a spike strip near the 88th Street exit in Marysville, which appeared to damage a tire, Ireton said.

The truck got off the freeway in Smokey Point, heading east on Route 531.  Then the suspect headed south on Highway 9, until he pulled into a Shell gas station at 164th Street Southeast.

Apparently he was about to use to his truck to assault troopers who had followed him, Ireton said, when a trooper shot the suspect at approximately 7 a.m.

Ireton did not know how many shots were fired. No further details were available this morning about the suspect or officers involved. The incident is being investigated by local, state and county police, Ireton said.

 

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