Community honors fallen Bothell police officer

BOTHELL, Wash. — A memorial is growing in Bothell for Officer Jonathan Shoop, who was killed in the line of duty.

There are balloons, messages of support and candles outside the Bothell Police Department and City Hall.

A stream of people paying tribute stopped by the memorial Tuesday.

The 32-year-old officer was shot and killed Monday night after he and another officer tried to stop a driver who refused, which led to a short chase and then an exchange of gunfire.

Retired Bothell police chief Carol Cummings was among those at a vigil Tuesday outside City Hall. It was attended by fellow officers, who described Shoop as having a bright future in the department.

“You have been showing up every day with your comments and your love and your understanding when we stumble, because everybody does,” said Cummings.

People continued to stop by the memorial Wednesday.

The shooting suspect, Henry Eugene Washington, was booked on suspicion of homicide Monday afternoon.

His mother posted on Facebook that she was "In shock" that her "son killed a police officer and wounded another."

Police say they found Washington on the roof of a business about 1,000 feet from where the shooting happened, after he became stuck between two buildings.

According to police, Shoop joined the department in June of last year after previously serving in the Coast Guard.

He is survived by his fiancée, mother, and two brothers.