Everett Police Officer Injured In Shooting Wednesday Morning Released From Hospital

March 23, 2023

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Officer House was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon after being shot early Wednesday morning. Photo credit: EPOA

EPD officers and staff applaud as Chad House is released from Providence Hospital. Photo Credit: EPOA

Officer House has been with Everett Police for four and a half years. Photo Credit: EPOA

Today Everett Police identified the officer shot while conducting a robbery investigation early Wednesday morning as Chad House who has been with the police department in Everett, Washington for four and a half years. Here’s the release issued by EPD this afternoon.

The Everett police officer who was shot in the early morning hours of March 22nd while investigating a reported robbery, was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon. Officer Chad House was wheeled out of the hospital where he was met by a large contingent of Everett police officers and civilian employees, who all cheered his release and wished him well on his road to recovery.

Officer House joined the Everett Police Department four and a half years ago after attending Washington State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After graduating from the police academy in 2019 and completing field training, he was assigned to the night shift, working the south Everett area.

Officer House was selected as a field training officer last year and has been doing the important work of training new recruits to ready them for their law enforcement careers.

“We are all so pleased to see Officer House released from the hospital today,” said Everett police chief Dan Templeman. “The excellent first aid administered on scene by his fellow officers yesterday morning, combined with the outstanding care he received by the staff at Providence Medical Center, all played a role in his quick release from the hospital. We look forward to Officer House taking the time he needs to recover from his injuries and look forward to welcoming him back to his crew and community when he’s ready.”

The Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team today said the investigation into the shooting of officer House and the subsequent shooting of a suspect continues. Here’s their latest update provided by SMART Spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe.

Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) continue to investigate yesterday’s shooting incident in the 8600 block of Evergreen Way that resulted in one officer being injured and one suspect deceased.

At around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, 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 decedent is believed to be a 27-year-old Everett man. Positive identification, and cause and manner of death, will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The injured Everett Police Officer was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center where he received medical treatment for a gunshot wound to his head.

Law enforcement is still working to identify the three additional suspects involved in the initial robbery that occurred in the 7600 block of Evergreen Way. The robbery victim sustained minor injuries to his head during the incident.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tipline at 425-388-3845.



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