Three Seattle Police officers were shot and injured after responding to an armed robbery Thursday near the Federal Building in Seattle, Washington.
Early reports said that two of the officers — one males and one female — suffered only minor injuries from the gunfire and are expected to survive. The third officer is listed in critical condition at an area hospital.
There are believed to be at least two suspects in the shooting, one male and one female. A source told KOMO News that the pair robbed a 7-Eleven store nearby the Federal Building before fleeing the scene. The female suspect was detained by police and the male suspect barricaded himself in a building, refusing to come out when asked.
According to police scanner traffic, an operation resulted in the male suspect being seen “down and not breathing” in the building at 5:07 p.m. Eastern. Officers sent a K-9 to retrieve the suspect’s body, who was confirmed dead by KOMO News shortly thereafter. But a Seattle Police official said at a briefing that the male suspect sustained “serious injuries,” not that he was deceased.
Police confirmed that one other suspect was detained near 1st Avenue and Madison Street. They were on the hunt for a possible third person involved in the shooting, a male whose vehicle was recovered — still running — near Beer Sheva Park, but was no longer deemed a suspect about two hours after the shooting.
Those near the incident reported seeing a massive police response to the scene at the building, including armored trucks and SWAT teams.
Here are a few of the chilling photos and videos from the scene:
Officers In Tactical Gear Drew Their Weapons as They Pursued The Male Suspect
Police Cars Were Seen Storming Down the Streets Headed to the Scene
More Than 20 Police Units Were Outside the Federal Building
Police Blocked Off Parts of the Downtown Area & Locked Down Building
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