Washington State Patrol investigates the scene where a Kent police officer was killed while trying to put out a spike strip early Sunday, July 22, 2018. A police car struck the officer and a few civilian cars while chasing a pickup truck. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Washington State Patrol investigates the scene where a Kent police officer was killed while trying to put out a spike strip early Sunday, July 22, 2018. A police car struck the officer and a few civilian cars while chasing a pickup truck. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Kent police officer killed, another officer hurt in collision during early morning pursuit

The officer was deploying spike strips to stop a suspect in the illegal discharge of a gun when he was hit by a pursuing police vehicle, which then crashed into parked cars. The Kent officer who was driving is in critical condition, police say. Updated

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