Driver Assaults State Troopers After High-Speed Chase Near Mill Creek

No troopers or officers were injured.

The Snohomish County Multi-agency Response Team (SMART) is investigating a possible trooper-involved shooting Sunday in the 16300 block of SR 9 and 164th St. SW. at a Shell gas station east of Mill Creek.

One suspect was taken into custody and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

No troopers or officers were injured.

The incident began at about 6:30 a.m. when troopers spotted a driver in a blue Ford pick-up driving recklessly northbound on I-5. A trooper attempted to pull the driver over near the 128th Street exit.

The driver instead continued driving northbound at speeds of up to 90 mph. WSP laid down a spike strip near the 88th Street exit in Marysville, which is believed to have damaged at least one of the vehicle’s tires.

The driver continued traveling northbound on I-5 and left the freeway at Smokey Point onto eastbound SR 531 and then turned onto southbound SR 9. The vehicle left SR 9, turning left onto 164th Street SE and pulled into a Shell gas station parking lot.

When troopers followed him into the parking lot, it is believed the driver attempted to assault them with his vehicle. 

A trooper fired on the driver, injuring him. The driver then left his vehicle and was taken into custody at about 7 a.m.

The driver has non-life threatening injuries and his identity has not yet been released.


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