Central District News is reporting on a shooting incident tonight at 29th and Yesler that has left a female Seattle Police Department officer down and in unknown condition. UPDATE: A officer has died but it is not clear at this time if it was the female officer heard on the police radio during the incident. The hunt for the shooting suspect is underway. Follow CDN for updates.
Meanwhile, in other 911 activity from Halloween night, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing Broadway near Pike around 10:45 PM. There was no further information regarding the victim’s injuries.
Just after midnight, a car fire on E. Olive Way brought out the Seattle Fire Department. Neighbor Kevin reports:
A car just exploded on Olive St just south of Harvard in front of Online Coffee and Cafe Metropolitain. No ambulances but the flames were high.
Update 8:50 a.m. 11/1/09
From the SPD Blotter regarding police offer shooting:
On October 31st, shortly after 10:00 p.m., a Field Training Officer (FTO) and his female student officer were parked in their patrol car in the 100 Block of 29th Avenue South. The student officer was seated in the driver’s seat and the FTO was in the passenger seat. A vehicle that has been described as a light-colored sedan pulled up next to the parked patrol car and the suspect(s) fired multiple shots into the patrol car. The Field Training Officer was struck multiple times, killing him. The student officer received minor injuries. She was able to get out of the patrol car, return fire several times to the fleeing suspect vehicle, and call for additional units. Officers from all precincts responded, as well as Homicide and CSI. This investigation is very much active and ongoing, and is a priority for the Department. Information is limited at this time, as it is still early in the investigation. There is a press conference tenatively scheduled for later this afternoon, where we hope to provide additional information.