7:00am update on Everett Police Being Shot At…

May 9, 2011


Here’s the latest from SCSO…Everett police officer-involved shooting under investigation

EVERETT – Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team are investigating an officer-involved shooting that started at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at 33rd St. and Rockefeller Ave. in north Everett. No one was injured in the incident.

It began when an Everett police officer made a traffic stop on a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood. The driver – who was the only person in the car – displayed a gun. The officer fired his weapon, but the driver was not injured and drove away in the Cadillac. It’s not yet clear if the suspect/driver fired at the officer during the traffic stop.

Minutes later, an Everett police sergeant spotted the suspect’s vehicle headed southbound on I-5 and followed it. The suspect pulled into the 112th Street park-and-ride lot in south Everett where he fired shots at the police sergeant. The sergeant was not injured.

The suspect then fled the park-and-ride lot and headed westbound on 112th St. SW. He stopped the Cadillac in the 900 block of 112th St. SW and fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex.

Officers set up containment in the area and brought in K-9 to search for the suspect. K-9 narrowed the search to the “D” building in the apartment complex. Officers continued the search and found the man in one of the apartments in the “D” building. They arrested the man without incident at about 12:25 a.m. today.

It appears the people who live in that apartment allowed the suspect to come in, but detectives have not yet determined the relationship between the residents and the suspect.

The officer involved in the traffic stop incident is 35 years old. He has been with the Everett Police Department for four-and-a-half years. He has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine.

The sergeant involved in the park-and-ride lot incident is 47-years-old and has been with the Everett Police Department for 19 years. He is not on paid administrative leave as he did not fire his weapon.

Detectives are processing the various crime scenes involved in this case. They have discovered a gun in the suspect’s car. The car is not believed to be stolen. The suspect is 25-years-old. His city of residence – and any possible criminal history – is still being confirmed. He is expected to be booked into the Snohomish County jail today for assault and other possible booking charges.

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team is a specialized team of highly-trained detectives from law enforcement agencies throughout Snohomish County called upon to investigate officer-involved shootings.

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