Seattle police officers shot responding to robbery
Apr 21 2017 by Larry Hoffman
This is the first time a Seattle police officer has been shot since October 31, 2009 when Tim Brenton was killed and Britt Sweeney was wounded in the Leschi neighborhood. The second suspect was found with significant injuries, according to Seattle police.
While one officer fought with a suspect on the ground, a female suspect struck that officer over the head with a bottle, Best said.
The officers were responding to a robbery near Western Avenue and Madison Street.
Officers were investigating a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store on 1st Avenue, The SeattleTimesreports.
One female officer and one male were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, Chief Kathleen O'Toole tells reporters the injuries were minor.
A Seattle Police vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
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While barricading himself, the suspect shot at police, Best said.
A third suspect fired at the officers and the officers fired back, Best said.
That suspect is described as a 250-pound wearing a Seahawks beanie hat and glasses.
- Chris Ingalls (@CJIngalls) April 20, 2017Officers talking to nearby business owners, unclear if shooting suspect is it large.
There was a heavy police presence and the streets were closed as officials warned people to stay away from the scene. "When we walk out front, there's a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back".
The officers were taken to Harborview Medical Center, police said.
Brad Clough of The Bicycle Repair Shop said he saw 30 to 40 officers in the area.