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SMART investigators release video footage from July 29, 2020 officer involved shooting

By Julie Moore, Public Affairs Officer | City of Lynnwood

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., January 28, 2021 – Pursuant to a request received from Bothell Chief of Police Kenneth Seuberlich, SMART Investigators are releasing video footage evidence related to the July 29, 2020 officer involved shooting that occurred in Bothell.

With concurrence from Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell, SMART is releasing two videos which investigators obtained from nearby residential security cameras, fulfilling SMART’s obligation under Washington State Administrative Code (WAC 139-12-030) regarding Independent Investigation Criteria.

Case Background

At about 7:30PM on July 29, Bothell Police responded to a 911 call reporting a male subject slashing tires with a knife near 228th Ave SE and 20th Ave SE in Bothell.

The first responding Bothell officer made contact with the male subject, at which point the subject advanced towards the officer with a knife and the officer fired multiple shots at him. The officer then radioed that shots had been fired and requested aid. Other responding officers immediately began performing life saving measures on the adult male subject.

Once medics arrived they transported the male subject to Harborview Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. A knife was recovered from the scene.                                                       

The decedent has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as Juan Rene Hummel.

Ongoing Investigation

The investigation into SMART case 20-04 is ongoing. Investigators are awaiting additional test results from the Washington State Patrol lab.

Warning: Video Footage #1 does contain graphic footage of the incident.

Per Washington State Administrative Code (WAC 139.2) regarding requirements for Independent Investigation Teams (IIT), two civilian Community Member Representatives have reviewed this release of information.

What is S.M.A.R.T.

The investigation is being conducted by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). SMART is a team of investigators, evidence technicians, records specialist, and public information officers from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies and Washington State Patrol, who respond to, and investigate, police use of force incidents. There are civilian community members that also serve on the SMART team per the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act (LETSCA). When the SMART investigation is complete, results will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

SMART News Releases and public updates can be located on the Snohomish County SMART Investigations page.

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