Police: Cops fatally shoot person suspected in armed robbery

March 16, 2022 GMT

SEATTLE (AP) — Law enforcement officers shot to death a person suspected of robbing a marijuana business in Bellevue, Washington, on Wednesday.

The Seattle Police Department said three people reportedly robbed the pot shop and that Bellevue police located them in Seattle around 11:30 a.m.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in taking two of the suspects into custody while the third hid in a shed, police said.

While officers were trying to make contact with the third suspect, the suspect shot at officers, according to Seattle police. Multiple officers shot back, killing the suspect, police said.

Seattle’s Force Investigation unit will investigate the shooting. Representatives of the Office of Police Accountability and the Office of the Inspector general responded to the scene.

Investigators are working to determine which officers shot at the suspect. No further information was immediately released.