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2 officers shot in Seattle, one suspect arrested

2 officers shot in Seattle, one suspect arrested

The male officer, 30, is in critical condition. The male officer was shot in the chin and the rib cage, according to Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best.

Two police officers were shot Thursday afternoon while responding to a robbery in downtown Seattle. The suspects fled, and one shot at police, who returned fire, she said.

Officers were investigating a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store on 1st Avenue, The Seattle Times reports.

While one officer fought with a suspect on the ground, a female suspect struck that officer over the head with a bottle, Best said. One suspect was detained, another was found with "significant injuries" and at the time of writing, a hunt for a third suspect was underway.

It happened around 2 p.m., near Western and Madison in the city's downtown.

"We have two police officers who are injured and our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families", Mayor Ed Murray said in a press conference Thursday. He's described as a black male with dark complexion, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 250 pounds with a black jacket, glasses, and a Seahawks beanie.

A third suspect fired at the officers and the officers fired back, Best said. Some food items were stolen and the suspect ran from the scene. One officer suffered a shot to the chest, but was wearing a vest sustained minor injuries. It's not clear if that was the wounded suspect.

There was a heavy police presence and the streets were closed as officials warned people to stay away from the scene.


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