Seattle officers shot, 1 critically; a suspect on the run

Lauren Perry
April 21, 2017

Two Seattle police officers were shot in a downtown robbery at a 7-Eleven Thursday and two suspects are in custody, officials said.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near Madison Street and Western Avenue, several blocks south of the Pike Place Market.

The scene where two police officers were shot in Seattle on April 20, 2017.

The shooting occurred as police officers chased suspects in a convenience store robbery on First Avenue. Two suspects have been detained while police search for a third suspect. The male officer's injuries are considered life-threatening.

"We have two police officers who are injured and our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families", Mayor Ed Murray said in a press conference Thursday.

Police are searching for a possible third suspect: A black man with a dark complexion, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 250 pounds.

A third suspect fired at the officers and the officers fired back, Best said. One of the officers was fighting with a suspect on the ground when a female suspect hit the officer over the head with a bottle.

One female officer and one male were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, Chief Kathleen O'Toole tells reporters the injuries were minor. SPD told the Times that the second suspect has "significant injuries".

- Chris Ingalls (@CJIngalls) April 20, 2017Officers talking to nearby business owners, unclear if shooting suspect is it large.

Police have flooded the area, closing streets and warning people to stay away for now.

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