The two officers were among four injured while responding to an alleged robbery in downtown Seattle. The other two officers have not been identified.

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The Seattle police officer who remains in the hospital after Thursday’s downtown shooting was identified by a law-enforcement source as Hudson Kang.

Kang, 30, is in Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The hospital said his condition was “improving” Friday afternoon.

A female officer who was saved from serious wounds by her Kevlar vest was identified as Elizabeth Kennedy, 42, the source said.

Seattle police declined to confirm the names.

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Kennedy was treated at Harborview on Thursday and released.

Police have said both have been with the department for about three years.

The two officers were among four injured Thursday while responding to an armed robbery. The other officers, both males, have not been identified. One of those officers suffered a minor bullet wound to the hand and the other was hit over the head with a bottle, police said.

Two suspects were arrested and a third — a 19-year-old man — was killed, police said. The suspect who was killed was identified Friday as Damarius Butts, who died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An SPD patrol car camera captured the suspect fleeing into a loading dock with officers in pursuit, followed by an audible exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police on April 20, 2017. (Courtesy of Seattle Police Department)

One suspect, a 17-year-old girl, waived her right to appear for a detention hearing on Friday afternoon at the King County Youth Services Center.

Also Friday, a judge found probable cause to hold the second suspect, a 19-year-old Renton man, on investigation of first-degree robbery. Bail was set at $75,000.

The man also waived his right to appear in court.

According to his Facebook page, Kang is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Yakima, according to the Yakima Herald Republic. He attended Yakima Valley Community College and studied youth ministry at Trinity Lutheran College.

He also served as a reserve officer for the city of Union Gap, according to Yakima Police Department spokesman Mike Bastinelli.

In January 2016, Kang was one of five officers nominated for a Lifesaving Award for helping to save the life of a suspect who had been shot after drawing two knives on an officer.

Kennedy, interviewed while she was a police recruit, said she spent a decade as a prosecutor on the East Coast before deciding to become an officer, according to a KING-5 story.

Kennedy suffered a minor injury when she was struck by a seed cone thrown by Cody Lee Miller (aka #ManInTree) after he climbed an 80-foot tree outside the Seattle Macy’s store in March 2016.