East Precinct officers in squad car collision at 12th/Spruce — UPDATE: Responding to deadly SoDo shooting

(Image: Bryan Cohen for CHS)

(Image: Bryan Cohen for CHS)

East Precinct officers responding to an emergency call were taken to the hospital following a multiple car collision at 12th and Spruce Monday around 4:15 PM

A shots fired report was broadcast over SPD radio just before the crash. Media outlets are reporting a Sheriff deputy involved shooting in SoDo. UPDATE: A Sheriff department spokesperson said the suspect in the shooting at SoDo station is dead. UPDATE x2: SPD confirms the officers were responding to the SoDo shooting.

We do not yet have details of the collision and whether it involved any additional vehicles or injuries. UPDATE: The crash involved two vehicles — an SPD cruiser and a white sedan carrying an uninjured driver — with damage and an Orange Cab that the police cruiser smashed into. One officer was reported to have sustained serious injuries and was transported from the scene. Both officers were reported as alert and conscious following the crash. UPDATE: SPD says all four people involved in the crash were transported to the hospital as a precaution.

Traffic in the area was diverted during the emergency response and streets in the area remained closed during the investigation. UPDATE: SPD said 12 Ave between at Spruce would be closed for around thee hours during the collision investigation.

2 thoughts on “East Precinct officers in squad car collision at 12th/Spruce — UPDATE: Responding to deadly SoDo shooting

  1. Today’s Seattle Times reports that the man pulled out a handgun and aimed it at the transit officer. Of course this account needs to be confirmed, but if it’s true the officer had every right to use lethal force.

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