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Seattle Police officers shot, one in serious condition

22 Апреля, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Eddie Kim
  • Two police officers were shot near Madison Street and Western Avenue in downtown Seattle Thursday

Seattle Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said Thursday night that in addition to the two officers hospitalized, a third officer suffered a wound to the hand. About a block away, police attempted to stop the pair suspected in the robbery.

A Seattle police officer, right, puts an arm around the wife of another officer as they walk near the emergency entrance while helping provide food and other supplies to other officers at Harborview Medical Center, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Seattle. The officer in critical condition was a 30-year-old male.

Condition update: Male officer has been upgraded to serious condition; female officer remains in satisfactory condition.

The officers were responding to a robbery or shoplifting at a convenience store. The suspects then fled and there was an exchange of gunfire with officers. A female suspect approached and struck the officer on the head with a bottle. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reported that one of the suspects is dead.

The two officers directly hit were rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where the the 30-year-old male officer was listed in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The two officers still in the hospital are expected to survive.

Kang was one of five officers nominated in January 2016 for the Seattle Police Foundation's Lifesaving award after they worked to save the life of an attempted auto thief who allegedly an officer by throwing knives.

A Seattle Police Department officer pulls his weapon while responding to a shooting in downtown Seattle where two officers were reportedly shot on April 20, 2017.

One suspect has been detained near First Avenue and Madison.

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"There are dozens and dozens of Seattle police", Kerns reported. "There are guns", an officer told a reporter near the area. One of the suspects ended up barricaded inside a building.

"Our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families", Murray said.

"It's a robbery", Best said.

A Seattle Police vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Police took a third suspect into custody, though they gave no details about his alleged role in the events or details of the arrest.

A female officer who was saved from serious wounds by her Kevlar vest was identified as Elizabeth Kennedy, 42, the source said.

"Officers started coming down Western and a suspect ran into the Federal Building", Wilcox said.

The Seattle Police Department declined to confirm the names.

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