CLEARVIEW, Wash. - A man was shot by a Washington State Patrol trooper Sunday morning after a pursuit in Clearview, said the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 16300 block of State Route 9.
The Sheriff’s Office said a pickup truck was seen driving recklessly northbound on Interstate 5 when a Washington State Patrol trooper attempted to pull over the driver near the 128th Street exit.
The driver continued traveling northbound at speeds of up to 90 mph.
Troopers deployed a spike strip near the 88th Street exit in Marysville, but the driver continued even with one of the vehicle’s tires damaged.
The driver got off I-5 at Smokey Point and turned onto southbound SR 9. The driver then pulled into a parking lot of a gas station.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, when troopers followed the driver into the parking lot, it is believed the driver attempted to assault troopers with his vehicle.
A trooper then shot the driver.
The man exited his vehicle and was taken into custody.
The man was brought to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.