Everett, WA – An Everett police officer was shot near a Fred Meyer grocery store on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred outside the store in the 8200-block of Evergreen Way between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on March 22, Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe told The Seattle Times.
The series of events leading up to the shooting is unclear.
Investigators said the wounded officer was rushed to Providence Regional Medical Center by a fellow officer using a patrol vehicle, The Seattle Times reported.
The officer’s condition is unknown, but the officer was still alive at the hospital during a press update shortly before 7 a.m., according to KOMO.
The body of an unidentified individual was found at a second scene nearby, O’Keefe said.
The second location was described as a CarHop used car lot, which is directly across the street from the Fred Meyer store, KIRO reported.
Details regarding how the person died have not been released.
It is unclear who fired during the incident or how many rounds were involved, The Seattle Times reported.
Investigators have also not released details regarding how the two scenes are related.
O’Keefe said there “was a large response” as the situation unfolded, The Seattle Times reported.
“Multiple officers involved, multiple suspects involved,” she said.
A patrol vehicle blocked off with police tape was seen parked at the Fred Meyer gas station, according to KOMO.
It had a bullet hole in the driver’s side window.
O’Keefe was asked during a press briefing about a possible third crime scene at a nearby Safeway store, but she said any possible connection that scene might have to the other two scenes is “unconfirmed at this time,” KOMO reported.
“I do believe there was an incident that was at Safeway,” she said. “I don’t know exactly how it connects to this, but yes.”
The SMART is handling the ongoing investigation into the incident.
Evergreen Way was shut down from East Casino Road to Holly Drive as the investigation continued, KOMO reported.
Everett police asked citizens to avoid the area.
#BREAKING: Officials say Everett PD officer shot while responding to 911 call this AM. Officer is alive, per Snohomish County S.O. Taken to Providence RMC. No condition. Suspect dead. #fox13 @fox13seattle pic.twitter.com/Q6DtCAIsgC
— Dan Griffin FOX 13 (@DG_Reports) March 22, 2023
In Everett, police officer shot, rushed to hospital. 1 suspect dead, and a large crime scene around the Fred Meyer that has shut down Evergreen Way between Holly and Casino Rd. Waiting on new details. @smart_pio now investigating. pic.twitter.com/F8e9AaVEe5
— John HopperstadTV (@JohnHopperstad) March 22, 2023
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