Man shot by police after pursuit in Bothell



BOTHELL, Wash. -  Bloody material, handcuffs and evidence markers littered the scene where police shot a man in Bothell Friday afternoon.


Police said the shooting followed a slow-speed chase that started in Edmonds and ended at 96th Avenue Northeast and Riverbend Drive.


According to police, the incident began around 1:30 p.m. when a woman called 911 and said she was worried about her husband, who was suicidal, armed and out on the road.  


When officers tried to pull over the man, the pursuit began.


Police laid out spike strips on Highway 522 that flattened two of the truck's tires, but the driver kept going for about a half-mile until there was a confrontation with police on 96th Avenue Northeast.


Multiple officers and medics responded to the scene, and the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center.


The man is believed to be in his late 40s to early 50s and his condition is unknown at this time.


Video from Chopper 7 showed bullet holes in a truck's windshield and some of the pickup's tires were flattened.


Bloody material, discarded medical supplies and handcuffs were strewn on the ground near the driver's side of the truck.  A cluster of evidence markers were placed on the ground nearby.


KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Lee Stoll spoke with Ben Richards, and an employee who works at a popular bike path and golf course, who was working when he heard several gunshots and ran outside.


“It was pretty crazy. Like 20 cop cars right away. Ambulances were coming. All the cops, they’re just walking down the road with rifles, which I’ve never really seen,” Richards said.


The Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team is currently investigating.