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February 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Camano Island double-shooting suspect apprehended after police chase, officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Edmonds police have released some additional details, including: the shooting suspect, who is 34, was taken to Harborview Medical Center; the Camano Island man who was shot this afternoon is 44 and remains in critical condition; and four officers were involved in the shooting — a state trooper, an Everett police officer and two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies.

All four of the officers have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure.

The shooting in Camano Island occurred in the 500 block of Michelle Drive.

ORIGINAL POST: A suspect in a double-shooting on Camano Island was captured in Mukilteo this afternoon after leading state troopers and other police on a high speed chase, police said.

The chase ended in police gunfire, but a State Patrol spokesman said it’s still unclear which police agency fired the shots — or if anyone was hit.

“Shots were fired, but it’s unknown which agency fired the shots at this time,” WSP spokesman Mark Francis said about 4:30 p.m.

The incident started on Camano Island about 3:15 p.m., when emergency dispatchers received reports of shots fired at a residence, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said.

“There was two victims — a male who was shot in the neck and a female who was shot in the arm,” Brown said.

After Island County authorities quickly issued a police bulletin about a gold Toyota Camry fleeing the shooting scene, state troopers spotted the car about six minutes later, as it headed south onto Interstate 5 from the Stanwood exit, Francis said.

“That’s when we initiated pursuit,” Francis said.

The fleeing suspect ultimately headed west onto State Route 526, the Boeing Freeway, Francis said. Meantime, “multiple police agencies” got involved in the chase.

The pursuit ended near 92nd Street Southwest and 53rd Avenue West in Mukilteo after police fired several shots, Francis said.

Meantime, the shooting victims each were taken to area hospitals, Brown said. The man, with a neck wound, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, while the woman was taken to the Skagit Valley Hospital, Brown said.

Although early media reports suggested the fleeing suspect had been involved in a homicide, Brown said he had no confirmation that the man who was shot had died.

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