Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies, search dogs and two helicopters searched the Lake Stevens area early this morning after a passenger in a car fired two shots at a deputy who tried to make a traffic stop.
The deputy was uninjured.
The manhunt began after the deputy, who was on routine patrol, saw a vehicle occupied by four people driving erratically about 1:18 a.m., sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said. The deputy activated his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle, which fled instead, leading the deputy on a short chase.
A male in a passenger seat fired two shots at the deputy, Jorgensen said. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle crashed at Williams Road and 20th Street SE in the Lake Stevens area.
Deputies arrested two female passengers but the two males fled the scene and remain at large, Jorgensen said. All four occupants appeared to be in their late teens or early 20’s, she said.
The sheriff’s helicopter and Guardian One, a King County police helicopter, searched the area but did not locate the two.
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