UPDATE: Two Seattle police officers were shot and a third was grazed by a bullet on their hand/arm. The two who were shot are hospitalized but expected to survive.
One suspect is dead, another has been caught, and a third is on the loose. That suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall wearing a black jacket, glasses and a Seahawks beanie, according to Seattle police.
Police searching for possible 3rd suspect: black male, dark complexion, 5'11, 250 lbs, black jacket, glasses, Seahawks beanie.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) April 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday while responding to a downtown robbery, authorities said. The location of the gunman was unclear.
Chief Kathleen O’Toole told reporters the injuries to the officers were believed to be minor.
Police cruisers flooded the area, closing streets, and officers warned people to stay away.
“We’ve got the doors locked, and the cops are all around us,” said Cindi Raykovich, co-owner of a nearby running shoe store. “They want us to stay in the back room. When we walk out front, there’s a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back.”
The department disclosed the shooting on its Twitter feed at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, saying the robbery had been reported near the waterfront, several blocks south of Pike Place Market.
Brad Clough, who works at a bicycle repair shop in the area, said he heard sirens and saw at least several dozen police officers converge on the scene.
“Wow. This is real,” he said, describing SWAT officers racing down the street.
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