Everett police officers and civilian employees greet officer Chad House on Thursday, March 23, 2023, as he’s wheeled out of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Everett Police Department)

Everett police officers and civilian employees greet officer Chad House on Thursday, March 23, 2023, as he’s wheeled out of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Everett Police Department)

Update: Everett officer discharged from hospital after shooting

Officer Chad House was “resting and recovering” after a person suspected of robbery shot him on Evergreen Way, police said.

EVERETT — An Everett police officer shot in the head while investigating a robbery on Evergreen Way has been discharged from the hospital, a Providence spokesperson said.

Everett police identified the officer Thursday as Chad House, who has been with the department for 4½ years.

The officer was “resting and recovering,” said Courtney O’Keefe, spokesperson for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, or SMART. The team is tasked with investigating police use of force.

Upon release, House was met with cheers from Everett police officers and other city employees, according to the police department.

“We are all so pleased to see Officer House released from the hospital today,” Everett police Chief Dan Templeman said in a statement. “The excellent first aid administered on scene by his fellow officers yesterday morning, combined with the outstanding care he received by the staff at Providence Medical Center, all played a role in his quick release from the hospital. We look forward to Officer House taking the time he needs to recover from his injuries and look forward to welcoming him back to his crew and community when he’s ready.”

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett spokesperson Erika Hermanson confirmed the officer’s discharge Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, SMART released a few new details about the suspected shooter, who was killed by police. He was a 27-year-old Everett man, according to investigators. Further identification, as well as a determination of cause and manner of death, will come from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officer Chad House (Everett Police Department)

Officer Chad House (Everett Police Department)

Around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Everett police responded to reports of a robbery with a weapon near Safeway in the 7600 block of Evergreen Way, according to SMART.

Multiple suspects fled the scene, according to investigators. Everett officers searched for them.

Officers found one suspect in the 8600 block of Evergreen Way, near Fred Meyer. As House approached in his patrol car, the man allegedly fired multiple shots at the cruiser, shooting the officer in the head, SMART reported.

A fellow officer took House to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in a patrol car, according to fire officials.

The suspected shooter fled across the street. Another Everett police officer confronted the person and shot them, O’Keefe said Wednesday. The man died at the scene.

The three other suspects in the robbery had not been identified Thursday. Anyone with information was encouraged to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 425-388-3845.

The investigation has been slowed by SMART detectives testifying in the aggravated murder trial of Richard Rotter, who killed Everett police officer Dan Rocha in a north Everett parking lot almost exactly a year ago.

Jake Goldstein-Street: 425-339-3439; jake.goldstein-street@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @GoldsteinStreet.

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