Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 7, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Police shoot man trying to steal a patrol car in Pacific

The police car rolled into a another parked car after the incident. (Photo provided by King County Sheriff's Office)

The police car rolled into a another parked car after the incident. (Photo provided by King County Sheriff’s Office)

A South King County police officer shot and wounded a man after the man tried to steal a patrol car Thursday night.

King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said a police officer in the city of Pacific tried to stop a man in a stolen pickup at 10:40 p.m., but the man sped away.

After a short pursuit, the man got out of the stolen pickup and took off running; the officer got out of his car to chase him, West said.

“The suspect then doubled back and got into the officer’s car,” West said, adding that there was a brief struggle between the two men before the officer fired several shots.

After the gunfire, the patrol car rolled into a dark red Hummer parked in a driveway across the street. The suspect was still in the car at that time.

The 41-year-old suspect from Quilcene, who has not been identified by police, is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. West said the man is a convicted felon.

The officer, who has been with the department for six years, was not hurt, West said.

The truck had been stolen from Port Townsend on Wednesday, West said.

The King County Investigative Response team, a multi-agency police team created to help investigate major incidents in the county, is handling the case.

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: King County Sheriff's Office, Pacific, police shooting


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►