Everett Police Officer stable after being shot in the head
EVERETT, Wash., March 22, 2023—Wednesday morning, March 22, at approximately 3:10 a.m., an Everett police officer was shot in the head near the Fred Meyer at Casino Rd and Evergreen Way. The Officer was investigating a reported robbery with a weapon that took place less than a mile away near Safeway located at 7601 Evergreen Way.
Huge police presence along Evergreen Way in Everett which is shut down near Casino Rd. Several scenes around here. A body along Dorn Ave. an Everett Police cruiser with drivers side window blown out in Fred Meyer gas station. Waiting on Snohomish County Sheriff for more info. pic.twitter.com/nOw57gjChv
— John HopperstadTV (@JohnHopperstad) March 22, 2023
The suspect fired multiple shots at a cruiser, striking the officer. A foot chase ensued by a second Everett Police Officer who confronted and fatally shot the suspect.
This is the second Everett Police involved shooting in less than a week.
The injured officer was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett by a fellow officer where he underwent emergency medical treatment and is currently in stable condition.
The investigation into the shooting has been turned over to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). Everett Police Chief Templeman released the following public statement concerning the officer, his family and the Everett Police Department:
“This morning a member of our Everett police family was senselessly shot while investigating a robbery complaint in south Everett. Both Mayor Cassie Franklin and I have the utmost respect and admiration for the difficult and dangerous work our law enforcement professionals perform, day in and day out. Our focus right now is on supporting our officer and his family as he recovers from his injuries but ask our entire community to please keep not only our officer and his family in their thoughts, but all members of the Everett Police Department.”
Investigators say an Everett police officer was shot in his head while confronting a robbery suspect early this morning. You can see the shattered glass in the driver’s side window of the officer’s patrol car.
Officer is stable at Providence Reg. Med. Center, per investigators. https://t.co/2HQBfliTzE pic.twitter.com/p2tfqdzfso
— Steve McCarron KOMO (@SteveTVNews) March 22, 2023
Police involved shootings for 2023
According to SMART, this is the third officer involved shooting in Snohomish County for 2023.
A 12-year Lake Steven police officer shot and killed an attempted kidnapping and carjacking perpetrator in January who, after a pursuit, entered his marked patrol vehicle and assaulted him.
In the early morning of Saturday, March 11, Everett Police shot and killed 58-year-old Charles Hubbard, after responding to a domestic violence call at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Saturday evening. Due to potential conflicts, SMART turned last Saturday’s shooting investigation over to the Skagit and Island County Multi-Agency Response Team.
EVERETT, WA– An officer-involved shooting occurred early this morning,March 11TH,near the 800 BLK of 91st PL SW in Everett.Skagit and Island County Multi-Agency Response Team is the lead agency for this investigation and all further updates for this case will come from them. pic.twitter.com/17MxBkB122
— Everett Police (@EverettPolice) March 11, 2023
The latest shooting of an Everett Police Officer comes within days of the one-year remembrance of Officer Dan Rocha who was shot and killed on March 25, 2022, following gunfire in a Starbucks parking lot across the street from the Everett Community College campus.
Officer Rocha is one of four police officers from Washington state who were killed in the line of duty in 2022. These fallen officers will be honored in Washington, D.C., by the Fraternal Order of Police at the 42nd annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service in May.
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