LAKE STEVENS — Police in Lake Stevens shot and killed a suspect in a car theft Friday following a pursuit.
Around 11:30 a.m., police were called to the Frontier Village shopping center, said Nathan Fabia, a Mukilteo police officer who is also the spokesperson for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a law enforcement group that leads investigations into police use of force.
A man had reportedly stolen a car from a woman there and fled south on Highway 9. Lake Stevens officers pursued him. The man eventually left the car and ran, Fabia told reporters.
Officers got into a confrontation with the man.
Fabia confirmed the suspect was shot and killed, adding it was unclear if he had a weapon.
No Lake Stevens officers were killed or suffered serious injuries, Fabia said.
Detectives appeared to focus their investigation on 20th Street SE, near the intersection of 98th Avenue SE. That is less than 2 miles from Frontier Village.
Highway 9 between 20th Street SE and South Lake Stevens Road was closed indefinitely, according to Washington State Patrol.
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