MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A police officer here was shot and critically harmed Thursday evening. The think is barricaded in a home and is believed to have taken during slightest one hostage, officials said.
Police officers responded to a call about 5:30 p.m. that a masculine had been shot on North LaVenture Road and East Fir Street. When a officers arrived, they approached a residence, and a think began sharpened during a officers.
One masculine officer was shot in a conduct and taken to Harborview Medical Center. He is in vicious condition.
Officers pronounced a think is barricaded inside a home, and they trust he has one warrant with him, nonetheless it could be more. Police pronounced warrant negotiators are in hit with a suspect.
“It’s a really energetic situation,” pronounced Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis.
Police pronounced a think is “a aroused delinquent and good famous to law enforcement.” He has been banishment shots during a SWAT car outward a home via a evening.
Police contend they do not know a suspect’s motive.
Officials sealed off roads in a area, and residents are suggested to equivocate a scene. Neighbors were asked to evacuate, and they are staying during Salem Lutheran Church (2529 North Laventure Road) for their reserve and comfort.
The officer is a 30 year maestro of a military force. Friends pronounced he is dedicated to a force and loves his job. He is a training officer for Mount Vernon police, “one of a guys everybody looked adult to,” a crony said.
The officer is married, has dual grown sons and a daughter, and is a grandfather. He also serves his village as a child director leader.
“Most stand-up man we could ever meet,” one crony said.
Francis pronounced there were so many law coercion agencies aiding with a investigation, we “couldn’t name them all.” There was also a widespread village response to a shooting, display support.