Man injured in trooper-involved shooting

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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.