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Police shoot man after they say he fired on them during stop

March 15, 2019

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Federal Way police say officers shot a 27-year-old man after they say he opened fire on them during a traffic stop.

The Seattle Times reports the man was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday evening, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said in a text message.

Police spokesman Comm. Kurt Schwan officers responded to an armed robbery at The Commons Mall and then conducted a traffic stop on a suspect’s vehicle.

Schwan said one of the car’s occupants began shooting at officers, and three officers returned fire and shot the man.

No officers were injured.

Schwan says the Valley Investigation Team will conduct an independent investigation. The officers involved will be placed on administrative leave, following standard protocol.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com