Three Seattle Officers Shot Making Robbery Arrests

Three suspects are all teenagers. One was found dead and another was arrested. The shooting created a chaotic scene in downtown Seattle.

Three Seattle police officers were shot while trying to arrest robbery suspects downtown yesterday before one of the suspects barricaded himself in a nearby building where he was later found dead, reports the Seattle Times. A male officer, who was shot in the face, was in serious condition. A female officer, whose Kevlar vest saved her from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, was treated at a hospital and released. A third officer suffered a hand wound and was treated at a hospital.

One suspect, a 17-year-old girl, was arrested near the shooting scene about 45 minutes after the officers were shot. The two other suspects, including the one found dead, are 19-year-old men, police said. The shooting created a chaotic scene downtown as police flooded the area and ordered office workers to stay inside and closed off downtown streets, causing gridlock until the start of the evening commute.

from https://thecrimereport.org