Two Seattle police officers shot after robbery call -- one in serious condition
The shooting occurred near Madison Street and Western Avenue around 1:30 p.m.
One male officer, 30, and one female officer, 42, were taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to Seattle police. The male officer was shot in the chin and chest and is in "stable but serious condition," a hospital spokesman said. The female officer was struck in the chest and is listed in stable condition and "doing quite well," he added.
One suspect in the shooting was killed, and a second suspect was apprehended, police said.
Police searched for a possible third suspect following the shooting. The Henry M. Jackson Building was in a "shelter in place" at 2:45 p.m. while police searched the area.
About 4 p.m., police determined the third person believed to be a suspect was not involved, and the search was canceled.
Authorities asked the public to stay out of the area during the investigation. A number of roadways around the shooting were closed, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.
Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best says officers received calls of robbery in progress at the 7-Eleven in the 600 block of 1st Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Suspects fled the scene, and were contacted by officers about a block away.
A fight ensued, Best says, and one officer was hit in the head with a bottle. Police and the suspects exchanged gunfire.
No further details were immediately available. Police said they would provide more details as soon as possible.
Mayor Ed Murray said he met with both wounded police officers.
"Theie attitude was great, they were both smiling, they are speaking, they are with family," Murray said.