Fox News reports: A person suspected of killing a Washington state police officer and injuring another after a traffic stop turned into a deadly foot chase on Monday night was arrested “without incident,” police said.
The deadly encounter took place around 9:40 p.m. in Bothell, outside of Seattle. The suspect led police on a brief pursuit following the attempted traffic stop, after which he got out of the vehicle, fled on foot and opened fire at two officers, killing one at the scene, according to KOMO News
Bothell Police tweeted Tuesday morning that the suspect – who has not yet been identified – later was “located hiding on a rooftop near the scene.”
UPDATE: Subject suspected of fatally shooting Bothell Police Officer has been taken into custody without incident. Subject was located hiding on a rooftop near the scene.— Bothell Police (@BothellPolice) July 14, 2020
The department told KOMO News the traffic stop might have been related to a previous hit-and-run incident in the area, but an investigation is still ongoing.
The other officer wounded in the shooting is reported to be in stable condition at a local hospital.
“This is uncharted territory for us,” Johnson was quoted by The Seattle Times as saying during a press conference early Tuesday. “This is going to be a rough couple of days for our organization.”
During the search, which involved multiple K-9 units and a helicopter, Johnson reportedly told local residents to “stay home, lock your doors, and if you see something, say something.”
The motive for the violence remains unclear.
In a tweet, Bothell Councilman Mason Thompson said he was “heartbroken” about the incident.
“My prayers are with the officers who have been shot and their families,” Thompson said.
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