The King County sheriff's office says a man shot by a Pacific police officer is expected to survive.

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The King County sheriff’s office says a man shot by a Pacific police officer is expected to survive.

Sgt. Cindi West says the 41-year-old suspect was trying to drive away in the officer’s patrol car when he was shot in a struggle.

The incident began about 10:40 Thursday night when the officer pulled over a stolen pickup in a residential neighborhood.

The driver ran off with the officer in pursuit, then doubled back to the patrol car and tried to get behind the wheel.

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West says multiple shots were fired. Then the suspect crashed the patrol car into another vehicle in a driveway.

The officer was not hurt.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

A team of police agencies is investigating the shooting.

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