By Jackson Holtz Herald Writer
EVERETT — The driver’s side window of an unmarked Lake Stevens police car exploded on I-5 in Everett on Friday morning.
Officials suspect the window was shot out.
The Lake Stevens officer who was driving wasn’t injured, Lake Stevens Police Cmdr. Dan Lorentzen said.
The officer was driving on I-5 around 10:30 a.m. and the “next thing he knew his window blew out,” Lorentzen said. “It was a loud enough pop that his ears were ringing.”
A witness in a car behind the patrol car saw the window shatter, but didn’t see a stone or other object strike the car, Lorentzen said.
The police car and the witness exited I-5 at E. Grand Avenue. The police car will be taken to the shop for additional investigation.
No bullet was immediately found.
Although the car isn’t labeled, it still clearly is a police car, Lorentzen said. It’s a Ford Crown Victoria with a spotlight on it.
“We don’t know if it’s random or if it was targeted,” he said.
Everett police have not had other recent reports of vehicles being fired upon in the area, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.
Police aren’t certain what kind of weapon was used, if at all. It could have been a BB gun, Lorentzen said.
Everett and Lake Stevens police are investigating.
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