SMART Issues First Press Release In Shooting Of Everett Police Officer And Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

March 22, 2023

Police Blotter

SMART9:25 AM: Here is the first press release from the SMART Team in this morning’s investigation of an Everett Police officer shot and Officer Involved Shooting that followed.

Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) are investigating a shooting incident resulting in one officer being injured and one suspect deceased.

At around 3:10 a.m., Everett Police responded to reports of a robbery with a weapon in the 7600 block of Evergreen Way. Officers developed probable cause and began searching for multiple suspects who fled the scene. Officers located one suspect near the 8600 block of Evergreen Way. As one of the officers approached the scene in his patrol vehicle, the suspect fired multiple shots at the patrol cruiser, striking the Everett Police Officer.

The suspect fled across the street and a second Everett Police Officer confronted the suspect. During the confrontation, the suspect was shot. Officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect. He died at the scene.

The injured Everett Police Officer was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his head. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Three suspects involved in the initial robbery incident have not been located. This remains an active investigation.

Evergreen Way from Casino Road to Holly Drive is closed while SMART detectives investigate.


The investigation is being conducted by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). SMART is a team of investigators, evidence technicians, records specialist, and public information officers from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies and Washington State Patrol, who respond to, and investigate, police use of force incidents. There are civilian community members that also serve on the SMART team per the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act (LETSCA). When the SMART investigation is complete, results will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

SMART News Releases and public updates can be located on the Snohomish County SMART Investigations page.

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