UPDATE: Lake Stevens PD fatally shot carjacking suspect

LAKE STEVENS, Wash., January 13, 2023—Lake Stevens Police Officer shot and killed an adult male today who entered the interior of an unmarked patrol vehicle after assaulting and carjacking a woman earlier.

Witnesses on the scene told the Lynnwood Times the suspect followed a woman around Ross department store, where she was shopping, and then outside to her car. The suspect assaulted her and stole her vehicle.

According to Officer Nathan Fabia, Public Information Officer for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), the female carjacking victim escaped and is cooperating with law enforcement.

Lake Stevens police responded to an attempted carjacking around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, at Frontier Village. After locating the victim’s vehicle southbound on SR-9, a male suspect fled on foot from the vehicle and a chase ensued. After an altercation between the suspect and the officer, near the 9600 Block of 20th ST SE, the suspect then entered an unmarked patrol car when he was then shot and killed.

Law enforcement at scene of incident. SOURCE: Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Witnesses told the Lynnwood Times the suspect began firing at law enforcement at which time police drew their weapons and responded with gun fire.

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) and Lake Stevens PD at this point will not verify witness statements as this is an active investigation.

Road closures on 20th Street Southeast from 91st to 99th Avenue Southeast while SMART and Washington State Patrol continue investigations. There is no estimated time on reopening Washington State Patrol said.

Road closures due to an active investigation.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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UPDATE: Article updated with SMART press release at 8:44 p.m., Friday. January 13, 2023

Kienan Briscoe

Kienan Briscoe is a 9-time award winning journalist who has worked for a variety of publications including Pulitzer Prize-finalist Puget Sound Business Journal, Sound Publishing, Game Rant, and the University of Washington's newsroom. Before making the leap to news reporting he worked as a freelance writer in New York City. He holds a degree in Journalism from Arizona State University. Journalism, to him, is one of the most important tools for informing the public and holding governments accountable to the people. When he is not reporting he enjoys writing fiction and poetry (author of three novels), playing guitar, reading classic literature, and getting outdoors.

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