Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for an armed and dangerous male who fired shots at the Washington State Patrol Troopers for an unknown reason or call type just before midnight (2353 PST). He then fled on foot.
SWAT members from the King County Sheriff’s Office and unknown other jurisdictions were deployed into the field, assisting WSP in locating the suspect whom now was being sought out for eluding and shooting at police.
Smokey, WSP’s air support was also on-scene along with K9 units being deployed into the field.
Redmond PD is also providing support with traffic control and other activities.
Police may have the suspect pinned down and they are working on closing in on him. They are going to see if they can make contact, as they shrink down the perimeter around him. For Officer Safety, we will not post LEOs positions or their other personal information.
News broke at 0155 by local media reporting the roadway from Avondale Road and Novelty Hill Road were shutdown, as police cordoned off a square mile perimeter in looking for the suspect. He was reportedly in a wooded area and Police were search tirelessly for him.
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