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Bothell police officer dies in shootout

Update: Officer identified by police department

Bothell Police Department has identified the officer who was killed Monday night as Jonathan Shoop. At the charging Friday, July 17, it was revealed in court documents that the suspect arrested and charged for the murder did not fatally shoot Shoop. The officer was shot in crossfire from his fellow officer involved in the gunfight.

Shoop started at the department a little over a year ago, in June 2019. Previously he served in the United States Coast Guard. He is survived by his fiancé, mother and two brothers. Police say more information on ways to support Shoop’s family will be released in the coming days.

Original article below:

One Bothell police officer is dead and another injured after a shootout the evening of Monday, July 13.

The suspect in the shooting has been arrested, but investigative teams were still working the area and had State Route 522 (SR-522) closed early Tuesday morning in downtown Bothell. People were asked to avoid the area this morning and find other routes.

About 9:40 p.m. July 13, officers attempted to pull over a black sedan along westbound SR-522. This led to a pursuit, where the sedan hit a pedestrian and crashed into the center median, stopping at the 10300 block of Woodinville Drive. The pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center and is now in satisfactory condition, according to police.

From there, police report that gunfire was exchanged between the officers and the person in the sedan, then the suspect ran from the vehicle. When additional officers arrived, they found two officers shot, one dead at the scene. The other had non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Harborview, where they were treated and released.

Bothell police found the suspected shooter hiding on a rooftop of a restaurant nearby and around 3:20 a.m., where he was apprehended without problem.

Words of condolences to Bothell Police Department for the officer were already being shared by neighboring departments Tuesday morning, including Bothell Fire Department.




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