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3 officers wounded by gunfire after robbery

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Seattle (all times local):

9 p.m.

Police say a total of three officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a robbery suspect in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said Thursday night that in addition to the two officers hospitalized, a third officer suffered a wound to the hand.

She says the male officer, a 27-year-veteran, was treated at the hospital and released.

The two officers still in the hospital are expected to survive. A fourth officer hit on the head with a bottle was treated at the scene of the incident.


6:55 p.m.

Police say a third suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting that wounded two Seattle officers.

Seattle police say that suspect was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. and that officers were interviewing the person.

Police said one of the other two suspects was dead and another was in custody.

The officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a downtown convenience store.


4:20 p.m.

Police say a suspect in the shooting of two Seattle officers after a downtown robbery is dead.

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a department spokesman, confirmed that the suspect had died but did not immediately have further details.

Whitcomb says another suspect, a woman, is in custody and being questioned.


4:10 p.m.

Seattle police say an at-large suspect they had been searching for in the shooting of two officers following a robbery was not involved in the incident.

One suspect was found with serious injuries following the shootings, and another was taken into custody. The third person is no longer a suspect.

Authorities say one officer shot in the chin and ribcage is in serious but stable condition. The other is satisfactory and doing well thanks to her bulletproof vest.


3:55 p.m.

Hospital officials now say the more seriously wounded of two Seattle police officers shot responding to a robbery is in serious but stable condition.

Harborview Medical Center previously said the 30-year-old male was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the other officer shot, a 42-year-old woman, was saved by her bullet-proof vest, and that she’s doing “quite well.”


3 p.m.

Hospital officials say that contrary to earlier reports, one of the two Seattle police officers shot responding to a robbery is in critical condition.

Harborview Medical Center identified the shooting victims as a 42-year-old female officer who was listed in satisfactory condition and a 30-year-old male in critical condition.

The male officer’s injuries are considered life-threatening.

Police officials and the Seattle Police Foundation previously reported that the injuries were minor.


2:40 p.m.

Seattle police say one suspect has significant injuries and another has been taken in to custody after two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown.

Authorities said Thursday that investigators were searching for a third person involved in the incident.


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