Lynnwood police shoot at man during pursuit

The man is wanted on multiple warrants, including one for attempted murder, according to police. No one was hurt.


LYNNWOOD — During a pursuit Tuesday, a police sergeant shot at a man authorities suspect of attempted murder.

No one was injured, according to Lynnwood police.

Around noon, a Lynnwood officer found a vehicle parked in front of a used auto parts store in the 18300 block of Highway 99. The black Jaguar with a temporary plate was associated with active warrants for attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to a Lynnwood police press release.

The officer asked for backup. Police reportedly found the man inside the store’s wrecking yard and tried to detain him.

“Initial reports are that the suspect pulled out a handgun and put it to the head of a female he arrived with,” the press release reads.

The officers tried to negotiate with the man, but he fled toward the Jaguar. As he climbed a fence, he fired a gun, and a Lynnwood police sergeant returned fire, a witness reported.

The man got to his car and drove away.

Other officers briefly pursued the Jaguar, but couldn’t stay with him as he “recklessly eluded,” according to police. A witness later reported a similar vehicle in the area but didn’t alert police.

Neither the car or the man had been located, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. There were no known injuries.

Lynnwood police consulted the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team. But the group of detectives tasked with looking into police use of force declined to investigate since no one was hurt.

Lynnwood police continued to investigate Tuesday evening. The department encouraged anyone who sees the black Jaguar or the man, described as 5-feet-11-inches with a medium build, to call 911. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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