A man who was reportedly armed and suicidal was hospitalized Friday after he was shot by police in Bothell.
A man who was reportedly armed and suicidal was shot and wounded in Bothell on Friday afternoon after a chase that began in Edmonds, police said.
The 68-year-old Edmonds man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). He underwent surgery Friday night, but his condition was not released.
Officers from police departments in Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Bothell were involved in pursuing the man, according to SMART.
About 1:30 p.m., an Edmonds woman called police and said her husband, who she said was suicidal and possibly armed, had driven away in the couple’s pickup, said Cmdr. Don Duncan of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department.
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Edmonds police spotted the pickup near Highway 104 and Interstate 5 and began what Duncan described as a slow-speed pursuit.
The chase wound its way to Bothell, where police set up a spike strip on Bothell Way Northeast (Highway 522), which the man ran over, flattening two tires. Duncan said the pickup came to a stop about a half-mile away, near the entrance to Wayne Golf Course.
Duncan did not elaborate on what happened next, but at least one officer opened fire, wounding the man. Duncan did not say where the man was when he was shot, but there were bullet holes in the pickup’s windshield.
Duncan did not say whether the man was armed or whether he made threatening moves before he was shot.
Officers from all three police departments were present when the man was shot, Duncan said. But he did not identify how many officers fired nor the departments they work for.
The Multiple Agency Response Team is investigating the shooting.
Seattle Times staff reporter Alexa Vaughn contributed to this report.
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Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.